Gold - The New Zealand International Wine Show, 2020
91 Points (4.5 Star) - Wine Orbit, July 2020, New Zealand
90 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, March 2021
89 Points - Bob Campbell MW, 'The Real Review', therealreview.com
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater, Queen Victoria & Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March - Early April 2020
pH of Wine: 3.30
T.A of Wine: 6.6g/L
Residual Sugar: 6g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2020 Old Coach Road Pinot Gris is a blend of three of our Pinot Gris vineyard blocks. This allows us to take advantage of the various clones and nuances each site offers.
Our Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 kilometres from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the grapes.
Our Queen Victoria Vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit and hops. Our grapes are grown on very stoney free draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.
Our Rabbit Island Vineyards are situated on a wide river Flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea which helps moderate temperatures.
We used separate parcels of Pinot Gris from our clay soiled vineyards and stony/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 2020 Old Coach Road Nelson Pinot Gris has an attractive bouquet with baked apple and tangerine notes. The palate is generous and full showing pear, quince and almond meal notes with a long finish that is just off-dry.