Rowlee Pinot Gris
The pinkish grey of the pinot gris grapes have translated into a lustrous green gold hue. Pear and subtle floral aromas give way to nashi pear, ripe apple and a hint of exotic spice on the palate. A zesty acidic backbone provides a refreshingly long finish.
Pair with an asparagus and goats curd salad or your favourite seafood.
October 2020 welcomed the beginning of budburst and our 2021 vintage. Extensive work in the vineyard in the lead up to and throughout the growing season, along with abundant rainfall, saw the vines bounce back from the stress experienced during the drought conditions of 2019-2020.
While the rains were welcome, the cooler and wetter season presented its own challenges requiring long hours in the vineyard to maintain ideal vine and fruit health. Under vine mulching, application of organic fertiliser, multiple passes of leaf plucking and canopy trimming resulted in optimum fruit to leaf ratios and excellent fruit quality.
These extra hours and attention to detail were rewarded with an abundant harvest of exceptional complexity and subtleness, producing aromatic, elegant and flavourful wines.
Made from berries grown at the Rowlee vineyard, situated 950 metres above sea level, on well drained, mineral rich deep clay loam derived from basalt.
Delivered to the winery in the early morning of 22 March 2021, the fruit was de-stemmed with a short period of skin contact before being pressed to tank for cool fermentation. Lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling on 2 August 2021.
Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Gris
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Cellaring potential: This wine can be enjoyed now
Alcohol: 13% by volume