2015 Naissante Pinot Gris
2015 Vintage tested us and once again we prevailed. To begin, a warmer than average spring produced early bud burst. Thankfully flowering conditions were perfect. Then the fun began, January saw a dramatic drop in temperature only to rise again in February then rain in March. Our fruit hung on to receive three weeks of lovely cool but sunny weather in April. Another classic vintage for Delamere.
The fruit for the Naissante Pinot Gris is sourced from two vineyards, one on the West Tamar, which provides us with a small amount of very complex, intense fruit and a second vineyard on the East Tamar which has fruit that brings the apricot, nashi pear and spice characters to the mix.
The 2015 Naissante Pinot Gris is a crisp and easy drinking wine showing ripe pear and hints of exotic spice. The palate finishes clean with flavours of fresh apple and pears.
Pinot Gris is the perfect match to soft white cheeses, olives, pate and an array of roast pork dishes.
Winemaker: Fran Austin, Shane Holloway
Cellaring: 3 years