This lightly fruited, beautifully balanced wine makes a perfect summer lunchtime aperitif to be matched with pan fried fresh fish or chargrilled chicken, with a Mediterranean salad. Equally good would be vegetable stack with a side of feta, rocket and beetroot.
Th is wine has a beautiful light blush colour. The nose is perfumed, with floral notes and wild strawberry nuances. The palate is light, fine and delicate, with yellow flesh plum and summer red berry fruit flavours.
The grapes were machine-harvested and gently bag-pressed. The juice was lightly clarified before being cool fermented with an aromatic yeast strain to capture the very distinctive regional and varietal characters.
Grapes came from Rapaura soils from the northern side of the Wairau Valley. The fruit is sourced from our Kaituna Vineyard (Pinot Noir 50% of the blend) and two growers (Pinot Gris 50%). The soils are stoney, a characteristic of the Rapaura sub-region. Clonally, the Pinot Gris is Mass Selected from various rootstocks and the Pinot Noir is Clone 5.
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