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Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater and Queen Victoria Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March - Early April 2017
pH of Wine: 3.38
T.A of Wine: 7.0g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.6g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2017 Rabbit Island Nelson Pinot Gris is a blend of two of our Pinot Gris vineyard blocks. This allows us to take advantage of the varying clones and nuances each of these sites offers. The Brightwater Vineyard vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics, leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.
Our Queen Victoria vineyard is our newer vineyard block located in the Motueka area. This young vineyard has six year old vines on very stony, free draining soils and produces bright, exuberant fruit characters.
We used separate parcels of Pinot Gris from our stony and silty blocks to blend a complex wine. The wine pulls together fruit from our varying Estate vineyards to make the best our terroirs have to offer.
The 2017 Rabbit Island Nelson Pinot Gris is fragrant and flavoursome. Peach, pear and citrus peel notes come through on the nose while the palate has a generous flavoursome entry. Nashi pear with honey and subtle ginger characters fuse together giving as appealing palate. The wine has a long tasty finish and lingering flavours.