Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris Marlborough 2015



Fragrant aromas of spice, pear and stonefruit mix with underlying notes of brioche and freshly cut spring flowers. This wine is medium bodied and textural, with flavours of ripe pear and white peach and a touch of spicy nutmeg - all characteristics that are synonymouse with Pinot Gris grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough. This wine has beautifully ripe fruit flavours and is silky with good palate weight. The finish is both succulent and lingering.

The majority of fruit for this wine was sourced from the Turner Home Block vineyard and the McKee Family vineyard – both in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough. A small parcel from the clay soils of the Wairau’s Southern Valleys was used for the balance with a very small portion of Gewurztraminer (1%). Each parcel of fruit was carefully monitored during ripening so it could be harvested at optimum maturity in cool conditions.

The 2015 growing season was characterised by a dry spring and summer. Cool temperatures during flowering produced low yields on the vines, setting the stage for full ripeness with wonderful fruit intensity.

After harvest, the fruit was quickly transported to the winery for immediate pressing, with minimal skin contact to avoid juice deterioration. Once settled, the clear juice was cool fermented in stainless steel using an aromatic yeast to help tease out the delicate flavours, and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics and underlying spicy notes. The two parcels were then blended and prepared for bottling under a screw-cap closure
13.5% abv
Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris Marlborough 2015
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