Lost and Found - Uncharted Pinot Gris - Waiheke Island - 2020
‘Uncharted’ captures the best grapes from the best regions in the best years and the best is not always easy to find.Bedded on the shoreside in warm volcanic soils, and nurtured by a cool climate, these Pinot Gris vines look back across the gulf towards Auckland. Digging deeper, you’ll find that this vineyard has a secret - it sits directly atop a major fault line; extreme beauty created by a rocky past.
The wine looks like liquid silver. There are hints of pear and nectarine with a mandarin skin scent slowly revealing itself. On the palate there is a creaminess mouthfeel while subtle honeysuckle flavours tease you with a suggestion of sweetness. The wine finishes with a ginger-like warmth and spice.
Region: Waiheke Island, Auckland
Variety: Pinot Gris 100%