Pinot Gris Oak Aged 2017

nevis bluff Pinot Gris Oak Aged 2017


Plant density is 3,800 vines/ha, with cropping at 1.5kg per vine. Manipulated canopy ensures phenolic ripeness. The grapes were handpicked from a selection of different clones to create complexity.

Not overly oaked, this is a complex and elegant wine that provides a point of difference in the spectrum of Pinot Gris.

2017 Vintage

Lavender, lime and spice aromatics with a soft lightly oaked palate showing great texture, elegance and drive.
This wine shows lots of softness, density and persistence.

Tasting Notes

Historic taste notes

Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018

4.5 Stars

The distinctive 2014 vintage (4.5 Stars) was hand-harvested at Pisa, in the Cromwell Basin, and fermented and matured for nine months in seasoned oak casks. Bright, light lemon/green, it is weighty and generous, with concentrated, ripe, peachy flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, good complexity and a smooth, fully dry finish. It's still unfolding; best drinking mid-2018+.

March 2018