Kinross x Valli 'Waitaki' Orange Pinot Gris 2019
Pinot Gris 2019
This is a limited edition, only 1,100 bottles were produced. Strictly reserved to the Kinross Wine Club. 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)
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.