If Sauvignon Blanc is designed in the vineyard, then the converse is true with Pinot Gris.
For Jules it’s a grape where you can use different techniques and methods each year, evolving the techniques and trying something a little different. The pleasure is in the not knowing what each vintage is going to bring.
This wine is pale straw in colour and shows lifted aromatics of white fleshed nectarines combined with fragrant spice. The palate is juicy with delicious flavours of ripe peach, nectarine and subtle nutty and spicy characters, all resting on a backbone of lovely bright acidity.
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Marlborough Pinot Gris has come a long way in the last few years. The new clones (M2 and 52B) have produced beautiful little berries which are absolutely full of flavour! The fruit for this Pinot Gris comes from the Lower Dashwood and Lower Wairau sub regions of Marlborough. A portion has been hand-harvested with the balance picked in the cool of the morning by machine. The processing time at the winery has been kept to the absolute minimum to preserve the bright natural flavours of the fruit.
This is expressive, with plenty of floral, honeysuckle and peach blossom aromatics, but the core of fresh melon, green apple and peach flavors has a terrific, juicy finish.