The fruit for this wine was sourced entirely from the certified organic winery block vineyard in Brightwater, Nelson. It is made from selectively hand-picked Pinot Blanc harvested on 30 March 2016 at 22.6ºBrix.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice allowed to settle. Both a stainless steel tank and barriques were used for fermentation – 70% of the ferment took place in tank and the remainder in both oak and acacia barriques.
After fermentation was complete, the wine was aged on gross lees for 8 months. The blended wine was then filtered and bottled on 20 March 2017.
Residual sugar: 2 g/l Titratable acidity: 5.9 g/l pH : 3.27 Alcohol: 13.2%
An expressive aromatic wine with well-rounded white fruit and citrus flavours, lees complexity and a lingering fresh finish. The concentration and balance of the wine suggest that careful cellaring will be rewarded.
“It is elegantly expressed on the nose showing lemon peel, white stone fruit, jasmine and subtle spice notes. The palate delivers delicate fruit intensity and fine texture, well supported by linear mouthfeel and bright acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. Delightfully crisp-dry. ”
90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017
“Pinot Gris-like aromas with pear and apple, but Pinot Blanc it is with a soft and silky textured bouquet showing off some soft spice and silty mineral undertones. On the palate – light creamy texture, spice then white fleshed fruit flavours – pears and apples, quince and white pepper. Just dry on the finish with decent length. Balanced and well-made. Drink now and through 2021.”
88 Points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, November 2017 camerondouglasms.blogspot.co.nz
$25 per bottle (10% discount for Kaimira eWine Club members)