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Pinot Gris, Stanley Estates

Stanley Estate's Pinot Gris is an aromatic off-dry white from the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough region.

An aromatic dry wine with bright, light yellow and green hues. It has a softly concentrated nose with pear and green apple skin aromas melded harmoniously with complex flint and mineral elements, nuts and a wild barrel-ferment note. Medium bodied, the mouthfeel has good weight and flowing viscosity. A fine phenolic thread and sweet acidity balances the fruit and barrel-ferment richness, and leads to a slender, lingering dry finish with a hint of white pepper spice.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.8 g/L

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Eveline Fraser

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

HARVEST DATE

March 2017

BOTTLED DATE

October 2017

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

6 months (40% of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

The 2017 season will be remembered for being a challenging harvest, due to significant summer rainfall. Fruit cropping levels were about 25% below ‘normal’ fruiting levels, at 5.9t/ha. The weather at harvest was fine for this early variety, the fruit was picked in two parcels as the blocks reached their optimum maturity. A quarter of the grapes were hand harvested by a keen group of pickers, the balance was machine picked at night.

Vinification details

After a gentle pressing cycle, the juice was settled and racked to old French oak barriques, where it enjoyed a natural wild yeast fermentation. Sixty per cent of the wine went through to stainless steel tanks and was inoculated with french yeast to develop lifted fruit flavours and aromas. The wine developed over the next 6 months with occasional bâtonnage.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Pinot Gris, Stanley Estates

Stanley Estate's Pinot Gris is an aromatic off-dry white from the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough region.

An aromatic dry wine with bright, light yellow and green hues. It has a softly concentrated nose with pear and green apple skin aromas melded harmoniously with complex flint and mineral elements, nuts and a wild barrel-ferment note. Medium bodied, the mouthfeel has good weight and flowing viscosity. A fine phenolic thread and sweet acidity balances the fruit and barrel-ferment richness, and leads to a slender, lingering dry finish with a hint of white pepper spice.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.9 g/L

pH

3.33

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Eveline Fraser

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

HARVEST DATE

March 2016

BOTTLED DATE

November 2016

SERVING TEMP

8-12

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

11 months (a portion)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vintage conditions

The 2016 season will be remembered for being a slightly early harvest, as a result of a fabulously hot summer. Fruit cropping levels were about average for these clones, and the weather at harvest was fine at the tail of a very hot, dry growing season. Great flavours developed steadily during the ripening period, with the fruit picked in parcels as the blocks reached their optimum maturity. 40% of the grapes were hand harvested by a keen group of pickers from the estate’s seven year old M2 clone of Pinot Gris. The balance was machine picked at night.

Vinification details

After a gentle pressing cycle, the juice was settled and racked to old French oak barriques, where it enjoyed a natural wild yeast fermentation. Sixty per cent of the wine went through to stainless steel tanks and was inoculated with french yeast to develop lifted fruit flavours and aromas. The wine developed over the next 11 months with occasional bâtonnage.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

 

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Pinot Gris, Stanley Estates

Stanley Estate's Pinot Gris is an aromatic off-dry white from the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough region.

Pinot Gris 2015 is an aromatic dry wine, with bright, light yellow and green hues. It has a softly concentrated nose with pear and green apple skin aromas melding with complex flint and mineral elements, nuts and a wild barrel-ferment note. Medium bodied, the mouthfeel has good weight and flowing viscosity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.7 g/L

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Eveline Fraser

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

HARVEST DATE

March 2015

BOTTLED DATE

February 2016

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

11 months (a portion)

SULPHUR

Total: 120

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vintage conditions

The 2015 season will be remembered for being a very early harvest, as a result of a fabulous hot summer. Fruit cropping levels were about 25% below ‘normal’ fruiting levels. The weather at harvest was fine at the tail of a very hot, dry growing season. Great flavours developed steadily during the ripening period; Stanley picked the fruit in parcels as the blocks reached their optimum maturity.

Vinification details

After a gentle pressing cycle, the juice was settled and racked to old French oak barriques, where it enjoyed a natural wild yeast fermentation. Sixty per cent of the wine went through to stainless steel tanks and was inoculated with french yeast to develop lifted fruit flavours and aromas. The wine developed over the next 11 months with occasional bâtonnage.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

 

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Pinot Gris, Stanley Estates

Stanley Estate's Pinot Gris is an aromatic off-dry white from the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough region.

This is an aromatic, medium-bodied wine with pear and honey flavours and a slightly spicy, medium-dry finish. The ‘mouth-feel’ is soft from the fruit richness and restrained acidity, and the palate is one of balance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.5 g/L

pH

3.07

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Eveline Fraser

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

HARVEST DATE

April 2013

SERVING TEMP

8-12

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

5 months

SULPHUR

Total: 105

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vintage conditions

The 2013 was the most near-perfect growing season Stanley Estates have experienced in their ten years in the Awatere Valley, with a great warm and sunny but not too hot summer resulting an early harvest. The fruit cropping levels were about normal for Pinot Gris. The weather at harvest was also favourable, creating a very straightforward harvest season with no undue pressures, meaning that the fruit was left on the vine to be picked at its most optimal times with some great flavour development.

Vinification details

The grapes were machine harvested at night and put straight to press where it was gently squeezed. Then it was racked to stainless steel tanks to settle, before 20% of the wine was transferred to old barriques where it went through a slow, wild yeast fermentation. The balance of the wine was fermented using French yeasts. The wine spent a good time on the lees, stirred periodically to add a real depth of flavour and palate weight to the wine.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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