2018 Pinot Gris
Golden Retreat Vineyard in Summerland
Hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. 10% of the settled juice is fermented in two year old French oak barrels with the remainder fermented cold in stainless steel tanks.
Fragrant and complex bouquet of pear, ripe peach, nutty lees and minerality. Supple and silky textures on the palate with spice, pink grapefruit and orange marmalade. Drink now or cellar for 3 to 5 years.
Top MyWinePal 4.5-5 Stars Wine 2019:
- Very tasty. Nice grapefruit on the nose and palate, together with light peach alongside. Bright acidity and round mouthfeel.
* Karl Klip - My Wine Pal
88 pts ♦ Crunchy and fresh pink grapefruit, passionfruit and tangerine mark this eminently drinkable pinot gris from Summerland's Golden Retreat Vineyard. ... Fully ripe and balanced orchard fruit flavours are tipped with a bump residual sugar in the punchy finish.
* Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
89. This is a very pale pinot gris with generous aromas of white peach, vague florals and underlying bread crust. It is medium weight, smooth with a touch of sweetness, yet nicely fresh with good acidity. I like the gentle minerality on the finish and the squeeze of lemon-lime. Very good length. Tasted Feb 2020.
* David Lawrason - Wine Align