2020 Butterworth Layline Pinot Gris

Martinborough

Bright yellow green hue. Lifted Jasmine and pear drop leap from the glass. Earthy honeyed tones lie below the florals, intermingled with spice. Honeyed and rich on the palate, in contrast with the apparent dryness of the wine. The hint of phenolic edge drives the palate length. A pure example of an ubiquitously enjoyed wine. This wine is sourced from the Martinborough Terraces, near the beating heart of the Martinborough township. The vines are tended by hand and are sustainably grown.

Winemaker's notes

The soils of Te Muna Terraces are free-draining alluvial gravel, which are rich in minerals making it ideal for growing grapes. The climate is an extension of Martinborough and similar to Burgundy, being only slightly cooler due to higher
altitude, but with long cool summers and low rainfall providing the optimum long ripening conditions for grapes. The grapes were hand-harvested, then pressed and left to settle overnight. The juice was fermented cool, meaning long slow conversion of flavors. The ferment was stopped at 5g/L residual sugar to ensure mouthfeel, the racked off heavy lees to preserve the purity of the fruit. The wine was stabilized and gently filtered for clarity.

Details

Vintage2020 RegionMartinborough VarietyPinot Gris ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 12.5% Acidity 5.73 pH 3.24

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