Situated in New Zealand’s most established wine-growing region, the beguiling beauty of our elevated terraced vineyards in Hawke’s Bay creates an enchanting Pinot Gris that captures the delicate aromatic flavors of the variety whilst retaining its natural vibrancy and purity.
Warm days and cool nights create an extended growing season, the fruit ripens slowly developing ﬂavour intensity and hallmark aromatic characteristics. Its perfumed notes and soft hints of spice introduce a soft, yet delicate style with fresh citrus vitality. A unique cool climate expression of this wonderful varietal. Elegant, crisp, and altogether refreshing.
Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2022
Appearance: In the glass, Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris would likely display a pale straw or light golden color, reflecting its freshness and vibrancy.
Aroma: On the nose, expect an alluring bouquet of stone fruits, such as ripe peach and nectarine, with hints of pear and floral notes. There might also be subtle spice and citrus undertones, adding to the wine's aromatic complexity.
Palate: The wine's palate is likely to be medium-bodied, with a smooth and slightly oily texture. The ripe fruit flavors detected on the nose would continue on the palate, with a focus on peach, pear, and possibly some tropical fruit notes.
Acidity and Sweetness: Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris is likely to have a balanced acidity, providing freshness and lift to the wine. As for sweetness, Pinot Gris can range from dry to off-dry, so the wine might have a hint of residual sugar, contributing to a slightly rounded and lush mouthfeel.
Finish: The finish is likely to be clean and lingering, with the fruit flavors tapering off gracefully.
Food Pairing: This Pinot Gris would pair well with a variety of dishes. Its versatility makes it a great match for seafood, such as grilled prawns, scallops, and fish. It would also complement poultry dishes, light pastas, and salads.