Sherwood Estate, Stoney Range, Pinot Gris, Waipara, New Zealand, 2023
Dayne and Jill Sherwood founded their wine estate in 1987, at a time when not many people in New Zealand fully understood the wine industry, including them!
Together they have built the company from a small 20 acre block in north Canterbury to one of New Zealand’s largest family owned and independent wineries. Their customer built winery in the Waipara Valley may have seemed huge at the time, but now is bursting at the seams with epic wines, exuding great balance under the meticulous winemaking of Chief Winemaker, Petter Evans.
Fruit was harvested from the Pilgrim vineyard in the heart of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury.
A complex concentrated wine that is a real favourite to make, as it combines a number of different winemaking techniques on individual parcels of grapes which are later blended together. Some of these portions are fermented as whole berries (carbonic maceration) another in small oak barrels, another uses oxidised grapes. Just some of the techniques that build complexity into the wine.
Type: French 225 Litre
% wine oaked: 10
% new oak: None
A Pinot Gris displaying hints of elegant florals with intense pear and peach aromas. This wine has a smooth mouthfeel with a refreshing lengthy finish that can be enjoyed on any occasion.
Spicy Korean BBQ style pork or creamy mushrooms.
Pinot Gris 100%
12 x 75cl