Our Forrest Pinot Gris grapes are grown on two distinctly different sites. The Wairau River Valley; gravel rich, free draining and devigourating soil profile, giving citrus and apple flavours, fine acidity and amazing minerality.
The Northbank of the Wairau River, where the soil is a mixture of river stones and Kaituna clay, gives a much more exotic flavour profile – orange blossom, peach, Asian pear and honeysuckle.
The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the night, cold settled and fermented 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in old oak barriques, left on its lees for 3 months, prior to blending and finishing for bottling in late spring.
An attractive nose of ripe peach, nashi pear, red apple, honey suckle and just a hint of white flowers. The palate is where the wine really shines; beautifully balanced, rich, full and textured, with a crisp, refreshing finish.
Analysis at Bottling
pH 3.46 | T.A. 5.80 g/l | RS 5.90 g/l | Alcohol 13%
Reviews & Accolades
92/100 — Bob Campbell
Reasonably complex, textural pinot gris, with quite a floral, muscat aroma together with apricot, pear and apple flavours. A smooth-textured wine, with an initial hint of sweetness that is balanced by fresh acidity to give the wine a drying finish
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