Gem Marlborough Pinot Gris 2009
“Pear and lychee notes mingle over a rich layer of grapefruit and lemon with spice and mineral flavours adding richness through the back of the palate.”
Grown on the Cleomont Vineyard in Rarangi, Marlborough the grapes for this wine were harvested in outstanding condition. The majority of the must was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast strains to promote the aromatic fruit. A 20 percent portion (3 barriques) of the juice was fermented with indigenous yeasts and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. Both portions were aged on their ferment lees for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.