2020 Butterworth Layline Pinot Gris
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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.
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Slow-roasted Pork BellyA roast crisp pork belly is entertaining at its best, without the fuss. Roast pork belly works best with a wine that has a high level of acidity plus a touch of sweetness – a young Pinot Noir or Dry Riesling would be perfect.