The grapes were carefully hand-picked onto racks and then dried in the loft of our vineyard barn for 48 days. The dried grapes were then slowly whole-bunch pressed over 6 hours. The rich juice was then fermented with indigenous ‘wild’ yeast.
Fresh and lively, it sings on the palate! Pear, apple, spice, florals and honeyed notes can all be found in this complex wine made with Pinot Gris from our Home Vineyard site. The luscious texture is followed by incredible refreshing acidity, leaving the palate cleansed and wanting more.
This rich, layered and complex wine manages to retain freshness and structure thanks to the elevation of the site and the concentration from the drying process.
This wine will continue to reward collectors over the next 15+ years from vintage.
Only 1485 bottles were made.
Vin de Paille 2018Bob Campbell 95/100, September 2019
Hand-picked grapes were dried on racks for 45 days before being pressed and fermented using wild yeasts and kept on the yeast lees for 8 months. Delicious sweet wine with purity and complexity. Quite floral with a backbone of bright acidity. Very impressive.
- Central Otago