Colour Light straw.
Nose Delicately perfumed with honeysuckle and lemon and lime citrus flavours.
Palate White Stone fruit and passionfruit flavours with a touch of honey sweetness and rose on the palate that gives way to a lingering finish reminiscent of a warm Marlborough’s summer day.

VINIFICATION

Grapes from vineyards in the Waihopai region of Marlborough inevitably arrive at the winery ripe and full of traditional Marlborough flavours – and this vintage was just that. This enabled the winemakers to gently craft the wine to develop and highlight the inherent ripe, rounded fruit flavours.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 12.8 %
pH: 3.3
Acid: 5.6 grams /L
Sugar: 4.2 grams/L

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

The Little Black Stone range is from vineyards in the Waihopai Valley region of Marlborough. It is a range that we pride ourselves on showing how excellent vineyard and fruit management provide for best fruit flavours, and how it transpires into the bottle to give ripe, luscious fruit flavours and palate weight. The best wine begins with great fruit from the vineyards. Into the winery we lightly press the fruit to retain the delicate but full flavored juice. We ferment with aromatic yeast at cold temperatures to give the wine a depth of palate, and also let the aromatics develop the inherent and unique characteristics and personality of the fruit into the bottle. This is the benchmark for Little Black Stone wines.

FOOD MATCH

This Pinot Gris is best enjoyed with lightly creamy pasta dishes of seafood or chicken where the roundedness of the wine compliments the cream style sauce. For an interesting sweeter match, a creamy style blue cheese with fresh pear is delightful.

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