THE WESTIE PINOT GRIS
An easy drinking style of Pinot Gris that is a real crowd pleaser - not to sweet or not to dry!
100% Pinot Gris
Works well on its own or try with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried. Also good with a hot baked ham and glazed kumara.
Parcels of grapes were harvested when ripe from several of our vineyards in Marlborough. The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics. In the winery 85% of juice was fermented in tank at various temperatures and with various yeast to capture varietal character and build interest. The balance 15% was fermented in old French oak and lees stirred to increase the body and complexity of the wine.
The lifted aromas of spice, pear and orange blossom greet the taster. The palate is luscious, with glazed pears and a creamy lees complexity with a moderate acidity that balances the wine and retains a degree of freshness. This wine has a lengthy palate with creaminess and a pleasing minerality that lingers, rounding off a superb wine.