Forrest Pinot Gris 2018

An attractive nose of ripe peach, nashi pear, red apple, honeysuckle and just a hint of white flowers. The palate is where the wine really shines; beautifully balanced, rich, full and textured, with a crisp, refreshing finish.

$18.99

92/100 - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine I 90/100 – James Suckling I 89/100 – Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

 

5%
(light)
13%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
5.8
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.46
6.0
(flat)

pH

Winemaker's Notes

2018 was a challenging year due to unseasonable heavy and warm rain events. Spring growth conditions were excellent, early December flowering conditions ideal and summer balmy.A good vintage, with clean, varietal fruit flavours, balanced acidity and great palate weight. Our Forrest Pinot Gris grapes are grown on two distinctly different sites. The Wairau River Valley; gravel rich, free draining and devigourating soil profile, giving citrus and apple flavours, fine acidity and amazing minerality. The Northbank of the Wairau River, where the soil is a mixture of river stones and Kaituna clay, gives a much more exotic flavour profile – orange blossom, peach, Asian pear and honeysuckle.

Vintage
2018
Variety
Pinot Gris
Color
White
Region
Marlborough
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750ml