Blessed with some of the best grape-growing land in New Zealand’s Northland region, The Landing vineyard produces award-winning, sustainable wines.
THE LANDING 2019 PINOT GRIS
Grown on our sheltered north-east facing block at The Landing overlooking the Bay of Islands, the 2019 Pinot Gris is our second release of this variety.
Harvested from a mix of clone 457 and Barrie vines growing in the greywacke clay soils.
Hand-picked across several days from late February to mid-March following a warm, dry growing season. This fruit was mostly whole-bunch pressed, settled and racked to stainless tanks for fermentation. Around a quarter of the harvest was given extended skin contact prior to fermentation which increases colour, phenolics and aroma. Fermentation was cool and slow to maximise fruit and floral characters in the wine. The wine was then settled naturally before filtration and bottling.
This aromatic and textural Pinot Gris was hand-picked and a portion given extended skin contact, with the balance being gently whole-bunch pressed. The nose shows floral and spice aromatics around a core of ripe fruit characters. Just off-dry, this Pinot Gris is fresh and linear through the palate with a seam of minerality adding fine texture and length to the finish.
|Tartaric acid||6.5 g/L|
|Residual Sugar||7.0 g/L|