OUR FIRST PINOT BLANC MADE FROM GRAPES IN THEIR FINAL YEAR OF ORGANIC CONVERSION. GIVE IT A TRY AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF JUST $12 PER BOTTLE IN A 6-PACK (CAN BE MIXED WINES). THE ORDER LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
The fruit for this wine was sourced entirely from the winery block vineyard in Brightwater. It is made from first crop, hand-picked Pinot Blanc harvested on 10 April 2012 at 22.2ºBrix.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed, allowed to settle and the juice transferred to barrels for fermentation.
After barrel fermentation was complete, the wine was aged on gross lees in barrel for 12 months. The blended wine was then filtered and bottled in August 2013.
Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l Titratable acidity: 6.4 g/l pH : 3.23 Alcohol: 12.5%
Full bodied, complex and well integrated nose with layers of citrus, pineapple, toasted almond and some biscuity notes plus a hint of spice from the oak. The concentration and balance of the wine suggest that careful cellaring will be rewarded.
“An appealing and mellow Pinot Blanc – certainly one of the best Kiwi examples I have tasted. Gentle acidity and appealing fruit sweetness with quince, melon, pineapple and nectarine fruit flavours. Delicious wine that would appear to have a great future in this country,or at least in Nelson”. 90/100, Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, March 2014