The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010
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.
We believe this wine will be at its best in 2012 - 2013.
Awards & Reviews
92 POINTS. A rich, ripe, concentrated Pinot Gris with luscious pear and white-peach flavours with a seasoning of bready yeast lees. Smooth and creamy with lovely richness and weight.