Obsidian Estate Pinot Gris 2019
Lifted aromas of poached pear with underlying citrus and spice.
The palate is rich and textural, with balanced sweetness and a persistent finish.
Drink now while young and fresh or suitable for cellaring up to 3 years.
Edbrookes Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
A settled and early summer resulted in an exceptional fruit set and clean growing conditions throughout the vineyard. This was followed with a persistent period of near drought conditions from mid-summer to Autumn. Temperatures were in the normal range but rainfall was very low with the island experiencing only a third of the year previous. These conditions allowed fruit to reach optimal ripeness. As a result, 2019 will be fondly recalled as a vintage that produced an abundance of high-quality wines.
Hand picked 4th March 2019
The fruit was gently whole bunch pressed to tank where it was settled overnight before being racked and inoculated with aromatic yeast strains. The wine was fermented cool over a period of three weeks. Once fermentation was complete the wine was left on yeast lees for a period, before fining and filtration. The wine was bottled early while still young and fresh.
Winemaker: Michael Wood
Bottled: June 2019