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100% Pinot Gris from unique Hawkes Bay vineyard sites; the Barber Vineyard in the Esk Valley, and the Keltern and Noetzli vineyards at Maraekakaho.
Fruit was picked in the morning while cool and pressed quickly to retain freshness. After settling, the juice was fermented in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barriques and then left on yeast lees until blending and bottling.
A full-bodied style with a hint of residual sugar to balance the natural acidity. Barrel fermentation in seasoned barriques has provided richness, and the earlier picked sites have provided fresh, natural acidity. Aromatics and flavours of citrus, stone fruit, honey and pears are evident, with a hint of spice providing complexity.
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