PYRAMID VALLEY KERNER PINOT BLANC/PINOT GRIS “ORANGE WINE” 2012

PYRAMID VALLEY KERNER PINOT BLANC/PINOT GRIS “ORANGE WINE” 2012
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PYRAMID VALLEY KERNER PINOT BLANC/PINOT GRIS “ORANGE WINE” 2012

Marlborough - N.Z.
750mL

Notes
Gentle, full yellow, like the colour of a ripe, Golden Queen peach. Plenty of fruit, but an implication of lignin as well: this smells like a stone fruit pit, with sweet flesh still attached. Pèche de vigne, and roadside apricots. Perhaps what intrigues me most is the quality and the agency of the phenolics: these lift and display, without overriding, the whimsicality of the wine, just as a stem does for a daisy. Kerner Estate Vineyard – Only 112 cases produced - Selectively picked, for perfect fruit, knowing this wine would spend time on skins. Sorted again at the winery, then destemmed, and transferred to tank. Vineyard yeast fermentation, natural malolactic and ten months on skins before being lightly pressed in our tiny basket press. Settled for another three months, then bottled on the Summer Equinox; neither fined nor filtered. Nothing ever added, including sulphur. Notes from winemaker/proprietors - Mike and Claudia Elze Weersing
Region
Marlborough - N.Z.
Volume
750mL
Variety
WHITE WINE BLEND
Vintage
2012