The Pioneer
Pinot Gris 2010

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.55  RS: 16g/L  
TA: 5.25g/L  Brix: 25.4

Pinot Gris has a great affinity for the Waihopai Valley and under Biddy Barnsley's careful eye the grapes from her vineyard are a winemakers dream. This is a richly textured wine with big round mouthfeel and distinct varietal characters, made in a medium style this wine was partially barrel fermented and regularly lees stirred.


six to ten years

Food Match

Thai spiced crab cakes

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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