2018 Dunnolly Pinot Gris is nearly here!

We are excited to be preparing for the release of our 2018 Pinot Gris - hot off the bottling line. 

This wine is very similar to the structure and style of our 2017 Pinot Gris. The 2018 is potentially slightly more concentrated than our previous vintage. We have reduced the residual sugar slightly to 4.5g/L as the alcohol is a touch higher. The batches were all fermented slowly and at cool temperatures. I tried a new yeast this year, 58W3 and I am really pleased with the results. It has added a bit of spice to the wine that complements the creaminess that is produced from my favourite Pinot Gris yeast – Siha 7.

The Tasting Notes:
An attractive wine with aromas of ripe juicy Gala Apples & Nashi Pear. This is an off-dry style with freshly picked stone fruit and notes of Turkish delight. The wine is slightly textured on the palate. The flavours are persistent, displaying refined acidity which is subtly balanced with a touch of residual sugar.

I'll keep you posted as to when this wine will be released!

Have a good week and thanks for the support.


Dunnolly North Canterbury Pinot Gris