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Product code: 2803

Sherwood Estate, Stoney Range, Pinot Gris, Waipara, New Zealand, 2020

Sherwood Estate, Stoney Range, Pinot Gris, Waipara, New Zealand, 2020

Producer Profile

Pioneers of the Waipara Valley the Sherwood family have been working this land for over 30 years.

Waipara is a region with great potential that is still to be realised fully, with greater extremes of frost and warmth than its close neighbours, Marlborough and Nelson. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are a special focus here with a fresh regional style of their own. Perfect counterpoints to some of the more famous regions of NZ.

Viticulture

Fruit was harvested from our Pilgrim, Terraces, George's Road and Stirling wineyards in the heart of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury.

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested mid April in excellent condition. A number of treatments on the fruit followed – whole bunch fermentation, extended skin contact, indigenous fermentation and barrel fermentation. The wines were then blended together prior to bottling.

Oak Treatment

Time: 4 Months
Type: French 225 Litre
% wine oaked: 10
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

Careful fruit selection, cool fermentation and extended lees contact has produced a Pinot Gris with intense pear and peach aromas with hints of elegant florals. The wine has a smooth mouth-feel with refreshing length and finish.

Food Matching

Slightly spicy Asian/Pacific dishes

Technical Details
Varieties:
Pinot Gris 98%
Riesling 2%
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Screw cap

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl