Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2022
Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2022 features ripe stone fruit and citrus blossom on the nose with hints of spice, pear and iced peach tea. The palate echoes the nose with orange and tangerine citrus, yellow peach and ginger. A succulent mid palate flows through to a soft acidity, plenty of bright fruit sweetness and a faint textural finish.
Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris is at its best within one to three years of release.
The 2022 season swung the pendulum again for Central Otago. This season was characterised by a very warm summer, punctuated by vital rain events, culminating in a bumper crop that was harvested 1-2 weeks ahead of long term average. The benign, warm flowering conditions in December resulted in excellent fruit set and healthy canopies that galloped through a dry January. They were replenished by rain in February before harvest began in mid-March and was wrapped up by mid-April.
The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested throughout March and into April. The fruit was processed swiftly to minimize oxidation, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool, to help maximise varietal character. We stopped the fermentation in an off-dry style to provide palate weight and texture. The wine is lightly fined and is vegan friendly.
Alc. 14% T/A 6.1 g/L pH 3.33 Residual Sugar 6.1 g/L
Accolades & Awards
- 90 Points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review 2023