2016 Longboard Pinot Gris
Aromas of citrus blossom abound in this intriguing wine. The palate is full and flavoursome with crisp citrus and nashi pear developing to a long finish of delicate apricot flavours. Pinot Gris by nature has a rich texture and mouthfeel and the subtle oak handling has enriched this to give added palate weight and length. A fantastic and balanced wine that will pair very well with food or can be easily enjoyed on its own.
From a locally grown vineyard, this small batch production of Pinot Gris has been picked slightly riper to give richer flavours and a fuller mouthfeel.
50% of the wine was transferred to 1 and 2 year old barrels shortly after fermentation and stirred fortnightly for 4 months. Upon softening of the wine due to the breakdown of the yeast lees, the barrels were blended back with the other 50% of wine in tank and again stirred with their lees for a further 2 months. This has helped integration of the barrels and softening of the tank component.