Domain Road Pinot Gris, Central Otago, New Zealand 2018
Grape variety, 100% Pinot Gris
Spiced pear and ripe peach dominate the bouquet, together with hints of melon and vanilla. The sweet taste of pears and peaches comes through on the palate. This medium bodied dry wine has a creamy texture and balanced acidity.
Enjoy with Asian cuisine, seafood, white meats, or salad dishes or simply as an aperitif.
Winemakers Notes: The fruit was hand harvested on 8th and 9th March 2018 from our Defiance Vineyard on Felton Road. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and the resulting juice was cold settled for two days before racking and inoculating with selected wine yeasts to undergo fermentation in a stainless steel tank (86%) and older oak barrels (14%). The barrel portion was lees stirred weekly. The tank fermentation was stopped to retain some residual sweetness These two portions were combined prior to bottling.