Wairau River Estate Pinot Gris
We have some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in the region, and this vine age gives us consistency of flavour, texture and palate weight in our wines every year. The grapes are grown in our Home Block vineyard alongside the Wairau River, the first of our vineyards in the estate to be planted.LEARN MORE
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Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period the region experienced higher than average rainfall limiting the potential yields. January and February were some of the warmest months on record culminating in one of the earliest harvests seen. Picking began in the first week of March and concluded in the first week of April.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced perfect flowering conditions. January to March produced some of the driest months on record culminating in one of the most exceptional harvests ever seen from the region. Picking began in the 2nd week of March and concluded in the second week of April. The drawn-out nature of the harvest allowed the winemakers to pick at optimal balance and sugar ripeness, as well as physiological ripeness. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours. The resulting wines have wonderful fruit concentration aromatic power.
Double Bake Blue Cheese Soufflé with Pear and green salad
Pinot Gris is an unctuous textual wine which makes it a wine that is matched with a wide variety of foods, we match it with our Double Baked Blue Cheese Soufflé at the restaurant.