The fruit for this wine was allowed to develop the noble rot - Botrytis cinerea, and to hang on a selected portion of the Pinot Gris vines in the vineyard. Harvesting was done by hand where grapes were selected on a bunch by bunch basis, approximately six weeks later than the original estate selection.
This dessert style of Pinot Gris has intense floral and citrus aromatics with good density and texture. A rich, concentrated, yet beautifully balanced wine showing great depth and character. A truly magnificent D'Alsace style of dessert wine.
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The 2015 vintage (★★★★★) is a truly memorable Central Otago wine. Bright, light yellow/green, it is enticingly scented, with lovely vibrancy and intensity of peach, pear and honey flavours. Unabashedly sweet (338 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is oily-textured, with balanced acidity, and notable concentration and harmony. Drink now.