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DISTANT LAND MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS 2010

       

SEASON
Marlborough experienced a cool start to the growing season which allowed lighter crops to develop. A dry hot February allowed concentrated flavour development in the berries. A long summer extended the ripening period without disease pressure resulting in top-quality fruit with enhanced flavour profiles.

VINEYARD
The Pinot Gris grapes come from a single vineyard in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. The soil at the vineyard site is free-draining river-bed stony soils. The grapes were harvested at peak maturity in April. The fruit coming into the winery was clean and ripe, and most importantly, had excellent concentration of aromatics and flavours.

WINEMAKING
The juice was fermented using a number of selected yeast strains and at a range of temperatures, to enable us to capture a spectrum of flavour and aroma profiles. The ferments were stopped to retain natural sweetness, and then matured on its yeast lees.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
The resultant wine is a stunning example of New Zealand Pinot Gris. The nose displays nectarine and melon, with a palate of pear drop and fig leading to a luscious dry finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Well rounded and elegant, a wine to complement a wide variety of dishes.


TECHNICAL DETAILS
Winemaker Pete Turner
Grape Variety 100% Pinot Gris
Region Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Harvest Date 20th April
Bottling Date September 24th 2010
Alcohol 14.0%
Acidity 5.7 g/l
Residual sugar 8.0 g/l
Oak Nil