A deliciously unusual copper-tinted wine only produced in certain vintages, made from Pinot Noir grown in Felton Road's Bannockburn vineyards in Central Otago.
Whole bunch pressing of young vine Pinot Noir results in the very pale copper colour of this Vin Gris. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast followed by ageing on the gross yeast lees builds palate weight and complexity.
A pretty nose of wild strawberry and flowers, with hints of chervil or fennel; a lovely harmony of the scents of early summer. Textural and rich, the palate follows with a complexity that is a big step up from expectations. Dry, but rewarding rather than austere and completely clean on a long and pure finish. It has fascinating food matching possibilities, as well as being a delight as an aperitif.
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