Organised Chaos Pinot Gris 2019
$27.90 inc. GST
“The Pinot Gris 2019 is from Petane Station, a cooler-climate, dry-farmed vineyard in Eskdale, less than 3km from the coast. Whole-bunch pressed into stainless steel tanks for a long, cold ferment which was arrested when medium-dry, it captures the spicy, aromatically complex nature of well-ripened Pinot Gris, carefully playing off the 9g/L of residual sugar against an airy, savoury acidity and alternating between dried pear and ripe apricot flavours from start to finish. Despite not having any time on skins, it possesses an appetising phenolic texture, which makes this a perfect aperitif or stand-alone wine – meaning it doesn’t need food to shine.” – Stephen Wong MW
Tasting Note: The Pinot Gris is grown by Phillip Barber in the Esk Valley. Esk Valley enjoys a maritime influence where the hot dry summer days experience a cooling sea breeze in the late afternoon. The soils are deep alluvial river sands and stone, left behind by the Esk River. Phillip farms his land with the upmost respect for everything above AND below the ground. The vines are dry farmed with no herbicides used in the vineyard, and he is currently working through organic registration. Off dry, with lots of stonefruit and citrus. Fine, refreshing acidity and loads of texture this is the perfect summer time Gris.
Winemaking Notes: Whole bunch Pressed. Fermented with 58W3 yeast, the highly aromatic 2019 was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. 8 months of batonage, before being bottled, unfined.
Variety: Pinot Gris
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand