Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2015
This wine displays delicious ripe Pinot Gris aromatics reminiscent of a fruit cocktail full of white peach, passionfruit and rock melon. These characters are richly replicated on the palate, with a full textured mid palate and an off-dry finish.
Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris is optimal drinking from release to four years of age.
The beginning of spring bloomed dry and cool with low soil moisture coming into the season, November was characterised by much cooler than normal temperatures. The vines got away to a reasonably slow start. December was warm and remarkably settled leading to a compact and successful flowering. The warm settled spell continued right through January. February arrived and whilst warm was unusually damp, with much higher than average rainfall. March dried the vineyards out and the season finished with a warm flourish in April. We again started harvesting with lower sugars than typical at nice ripe flavours. The harvest was very compact; everything being harvested over a 21day period.
The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested in top condition from the 14th April to the 4th of May. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool, to help maximise varietal character. The wine was stop fermented in an off-dry style to provide some palate weight and texture. The wine wasn’t fined before being filtered and bottled.
Alc. 14.1% T/A 5.9 gL-1 pH 3.34 Residual Sugar 10 gL-1
Accolades & Awards
Five Stars - Dish Magazine
29 September 2016
"The one word that kept cropping up among the judges was ‘precision’. This ultra-clean, ultra-floral style oozes ripe pear, strudel spices, nashi and white peach characters. ‘Gorgeous precision and definition, with lovely white florals and layers of flavour,’ noted Yvonne, while Cameron was wowed by its ‘delicate fruit entry, purity, freshness and nicely textured, solid finish’. This Central Otago stunner boasts subtlety, elegance, and deliciously refreshing presence. Superb." Read more.