Blessed with some of the best grape-growing land in New Zealand’s Northland region, The Landing vineyard produces award-winning, sustainable wines.

2018 PINOT GRIS

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Unit Quantity: 750ml
Alcohol Percentage: 11.50%
Best to Drink: 2018 to 2019

THE LANDING 2018 PINOT GRIS

Grown on our sheltered north-east facing block at The Landing overlooking the Bay of Islands, the 2018 Pinot Gris is our second release of this variety.

VINEYARD

Made from a combination of young ENTAV 457 and Barrie Clone vines planted in 2015 and 2016 in Maroa Loam clay soils, small quantities of Pinot Gris grapes were hand harvested on the 1st of March at 19 Brix. A hot early summer, followed by a cooler period immediately prior to harvest provided fruit in great conditions with balanced flavours.

WINEMAKING

Following harvest, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented cool in stainless steel tanks. After ferment and settling, the wine was bottled on 30 June.

TASTING NOTES

Bright, even, pale golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with well-packed aromas of yellow stonefruits along with stonefruit kernels, and subtle notes of fragrant white and yellow florals and savoury honeysuckle. This is clean and fresh in expression. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has a slender but finely concentrated heart of bright and vibrant white and yellow stonefruit flavours, along with subtle notes of florals and honeysuckle. The flavours show clarity and the wine flows softly and smoothly with background acidity lending energy, carrying to a soft, light finish.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH 3.31
Tartaric acid 7.1 g/L
Alcohol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/L