The fruit for this Still Life Wine was sourced from the Greenhough Vineyard in Hope, Nelson - BioGro certified organic #5119.
Hand harvested, the blend of 62% Gewürztraminer and 38% Pinot Gris was separately fermented on its skins in stainless steel for 3 weeks and 1 week respectively. Once wild fermented to dry, the two wines were pressed together into aged French oak barriques for 10 months maturation. 13.3% alc/vol.
Stylistically this is a juicy, short-maceration orange wine. It's aromatic, textural and puckering, while remaining light and refreshing enough to enjoy as you would any white wine. A light rose gold/copper hue, bright florals, good length and body to boot, the tannins are delicate, fine and chalky.
As 'natural' wines go this wine is beautifully clean and clear too, making it a perfect choice for your more conservative wine drinker or someone who is yet to try an orange wine and wants to try a great example of one first.
We are now offering our packaging-free natural wines for online delivery.
We work closely with wineries up and down the country to bring you organic, natural wines straight from the winery to our store, and offer them to you on tap, packaging free.
We fill to order, and fill into sturdy, heavy-duty 750ml swing top bottles that you can later reuse. The wines are held under nitrogen and the bottles are pre-gassed before filling to prevent oxidation. We suggest opening the wine within 2-3 weeks of purchasing it and consuming the wine within 1-2 days of opening.
Once you've finished with the bottle pop back to either one of our stores (442 K' Road, Auckland or 177 Cuba Street, Wellington) for a refill, or use the bottles for other drinks, ferments, sauces, etc!