Fortunate to obtain cuttings of the small berried Pinot Gris clone, thought to be derived from the original Pinot Gris pre-phylloxera stock from Alsace which was imported into New Zealand in 1886. This clone has low cropping levels but the flavour and concentration of the fruit produces wines of power and texture. The very dry vintage, and the cool evenings prior to picking produced a level of concentration of flavour rarely seen in this country.
Once again, the wine is pale straw coloured, with intense varietal notes of pear and quince and is a wine of both texture and balance. This wine has a richness and concentration of flavour seldom found in this country.