Kinross x Valli Waitaki 'Orange' Pinot Gris 2019Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
This is a limited edition, only 1,100 bottles were produced. Serial Number on the bottle.
We are excited to introduce to you this very unique wine, which is a modern take on an ancient process - and the unique orange hue of a skins ferment Pinot Gris wine.
This 2019 collaboration between Valli and Kinross has a delicious tartness much like freshly squeezed orange juice that is complimented by smokey/salty tamarillo notes adding an earthiness and complexity. The palate has a soft tannin and a hint of creaminess.
Notes: The wine has an attractive pale peach hue with a slightly misty tinge adding to the aura of the wine. There is a saltiness to the nose reminiscent of the sea with tangerine and citrus zest adding to the freshness
Palate: The wine has a delicious tartness much like freshly squeezed orange juice that is complimented by smokey/salty tamarillo notes adding an earthiness and complexity. The energetic palate is focused with soft tannin encapsulating the apt acidity giving a hint of creaminess to the impressive length.
Technical information: The Pinot Gris grapes came from a small vineyard on Grant’s Road near the Otiake River, a tributary of the Waitaki River in the Waitaki Valley, North Otago. The soils have the influence of glacial wash, and limestone and are a bit heavier than the gravelly soils found in the vineyards nearer to the village of Kurow. The harvest was small in volume with just under 1t/ha and tiny bunches weighing 50g on average. The grapes were hand-harvested on the 9th of May and were 100% destemmed into a 2000 litre open top fermenter. The ferment had minimal cap management with one daily punch-down during fermentation and a gentle cap wet the rest of the time on skins which was a total of 19 days. The wine was pressed in a small basket press with no press cuts and aged in old pinot barrels for 10 months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration; as such, some natural sediment may occur
Winemakers: Jen Parr & Grant Taylor
Service: Open the bottle just before service at 10-12°C
Cellaring: Today to 2023
Food pairing: Take away sushi night!
Netflix Pairing: Back to the Future
Spotify Playlist Pairing: skin contact (playlist by SALMAZERREI)