Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Orange 2020
Varietal: Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat
Region: Waikari, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Appreciated by most Orange Organic Wine drinkers.
Slightly hazy appearance with a golden lemon hue. Attractive nose with Nashi pear and citrus fruits, with an underlying savoury complexity. The palate is vibrant with tension and length, showing a nice mixture of bright fruit and savoury elements that North Canterbury is renowned for.
Selectively hand-picked, from the Porter vineyard in the Waipara Valley. The vineyard is on a 10˚NE-facing slope with moderate to heavy clay soil, derived from sand/siltstone wash, and sits 100-125m above sea level.
Sorted again at the winery, then destemmed, and transferred to stainless tanks. Pitched with a vineyard yeast starter, fermented for one lunar cycle (27-28 days). Foot-and hand-plunged during this time. Lightly pressed in our tiny basket press, then settled for another lunar cycle. Transferred to demi-muids (450-500L), all French, none new, for 6 months. Natural malolactic. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 960 cases of 6 x 750ml produced.
We are working on finding our best Pairing for this beautiful Organic Wine. Also open to some suggestions from you. Get in touch with us with your favourite pairing and we can talk about what we love. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org