Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.76 RS: 14g/L
TA: 4.0g/L Brix: 24.4
Produced only in the very best years and in tiny quantities, Our Pioneer Pinot Gris is deliberately made in a rich round off-dry style.
The grapes were harvested late, whole bunch pressed and fermented in older French oak barriques to produce a wine with great complexity and with a wonderful texture.
Two to four years
A perfect match with creamy pasta dishes, poultry and seafood. Try roast pork with a stewed pear sauce.
Awards & Reviews
Michael Cooper – Four and a half stars
Late-picked, the 2015 vintage was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak casks. Light lemon/green, it is scented and slightly honeyed with a mouthfilling body and an array of peach, pear, spice, lychee and honey flavours. An off-dry style (14 grams/litre of residual sugar) with good complexity. it should be at its best mid 2018+
Bob Campbell MW – Four and a half stars / 93 points
Richer, creamier and sweet than the regular label with a hint of toffee, guava, poached pear, anise and spice. A delicately luscious wine in an appealing style. Serve well chilled as a great aperitif or with moderately spicy dishes.
Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver medal