Pinot Gris 2020
Bay of Islands Boathouse

Pinot Gris 2020

$20.00

Tasting Notes

A lovely light aperitif, The Boathouse Pinot Gris delivers on our aim of creating a flavourful versatile food friendly wine with bright refreshing acidity. 

The palate is lovely, light and bright with a creamy feel of baked apple, pear and a hint of vanilla. The totally dry long spiced finish of clove, ginger and apple tatin makes for a delicious wine.

  • Vineyard & Winemaking

    This vintage was made from estate-grown hand-picked fruit, of which a portion was de-stemmed and given extended skin contact, with the balance gently whole-bunch pressed. Part of the blend was fermented in old French oak barriques.

    Harvested from a mix of clone 457 and Barrie vines growing in the greywacke clay soils of the Purerua Peninsula where The Landing vineyard is located, the grapes for this vintage were hand-picked in February following a warm, dry growing season.

  • Vintage Notes

    A lovely light aperitif, The Boathouse Pinot Gris delivers on our aim of creating a flavourful versatile food friendly wine with bright refreshing acidity.

    Hand-picked in exacting lots over several days from late February to mid-March following a warm, dry growing season made for a bone dry expression of Pinot Gris. On the nose the wine offers lovely subtle pear, cinnamon spice and a floral, jasmine scent.

    The palate is lovely, light and bright with a creamy feel of baked apple, pear and a hint of vanilla. The totally dry long spiced finish of clove, ginger and apple tatin makes for a delicious wine.

    The Landing Vineyard on the Purerua Peninsula has been thoughtfully farmed for over a century, the young crumbly clay soils these vines have been selectively planted on naturally moderate vigour ensuring high quality, well balanced wines.

This Pinot Gris is a bright, light lemon-yellow in the glass. Classic varietal aromas of pear, pink apple, almond, baking spice and citrus blossom bloom with a gentle swirl. Light to medium bodied, with a youthful charm and finesse. Dry, showing an appetising acid line into the palate of white peach, lychee, cardamom, cloves and gingerbread. Textural, with a creamy, plush mealiness, and even a little pithy fruit tannin to the finish. Well made, with real personality – more of this please. 93 points.

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