Invivo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010

"The nose offers perfume of pears, quince and subtle candied fruit. The palate backs this up and sweet pear/fig dominating the fruit flavours and soft texture. The wine is silky and deceptively full bodied showing nice balance of sugar and acid leaving a clean and crisp finish that is not oily or cloying. A great lunch time wine that is versatile with many foods but will excel when paired with white cheeses, ceaser salads and chicken dishes."

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Brancott/Wairau
Variety 100% Pinot Gris
Brix at Harvest 23.7
Cellaring 1 – 4 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

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Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery's cool store where the bins were chilled to 2 – 4°C. Once down to temperature the fruit was de-stemmed and lightly crushed to give some skin contact and then pressed and cold settled for 48 hours. The clear juice was racked and inoculated with VL3, a yeast that promotes aromatic production but not at the expense of texture. At around 12g/L sugar the wine was chilled to arrest the ferment. The wine was further kept on cold for around 12 weeks and stirred weekly. After this period of battonage the wine was fined with casein and isinglass and stabilised for bottling.

Harvest date: 4th April 2010

Awards

  • Silver Medal

    2010 International Aromatics Competition

  • Bronze medal

    2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition London

  • Bronze medal

    2010 New Zealand International Wine Show