Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Pinot Griss
The high altitude and cool climate vineyard conditions of Eden Valley has produced a wine which is visually pale straw in colour with lively green hues. Aromas of lime, nashi pear & spice fill the glass and on the palate, it boasts great depth of flavour, pulled together with an almost chalky citrus acid backbone.
Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press). After settling the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of the fruit.
Post fermentation the wine was stabilized, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our Eden Valley whites to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in vibrant varietal flavours, excellent natural acidity and a long balanced finish.