2015 Ata Mara Pinot Gris
Decanter Silver Award 2016
A beautiful varietal and vineyard expression from Ata Mara, a special site just off Wanaka Road in the Central Otago sub-region of Pisa.
Gentle handling from grape to bottle has maximised flavour and freshness and the ferment was stopped at the perfect moment to beautifully balance acid and sugar.
The harsh climate, low fertility soils and careful viticulture has enabled production of a wine with finesse and structure, showing excellent varietal character and fruit purity.
Drink on release and over the next 3-4years
This wine is a mid-straw colour, clear and bright. On the nose it is beautifully fragrant with baked apple, white flowers, spiced florals, orange peel, talc and soft pear.
The palate reveals a lovely velvety entry, warm and flavourful with pretty spice notes and excellent line. Vibrant and full of life with a purity and balance that is very appealing.
Residual Sugar: 3.85 g/L