Little Darling Organic Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris 2017
The grapes are sourced from organic vineyards in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. Being organic, the grapes build up a
natural resistance to the elements. This produces thick skins where much of the flavour is produced. The canopies were
open allowing sunshine and a flow of air which is perfect for producing great Pinot Gris.
The growing season was mild with the last month before picking being fantastic conditions. The grapes were picked early
April and allocated into different parcels for fermentation allowing a range of components for blending.
Parcels of wine were selected for blending that produced a varietal and classic Pinot Gris. All components were kept on
yeast lees as long as possible until blending, adding greater flavour and softness to the wine.
The grapes and wine are BioGro certified organic.
It has aromas of citrus and pear showing through on the nose. It has great drinkability due to the freshness on the palate.
The pear and citrus notes continue on in the mouth, while being luscious it adds great length of flavour.
This wine will drink well anytime complementing white meats, salads and seafood.
Winemakers and Viticulturists – Chris Darling / Bart Arnst