Production: 3720 cans
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 50% Pinot Gris, 50% Pinot Blanc
Soil: Clay, sand and loam. Quite variable between vineyard locations.
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 50% stainless steel fermented and 50% fermented in 4 year old French Oak.
Alcohol Content: 11.0%
Ageing: Drink now through 2024
Serving Temperature: 8-16°
Winemaking: The Flying Change White Single Serve was a very small batch that we harvested from 2 different vineyards when the flavours were fully developed and the acidity was just right. We hand harvested to protect the integrity of the fruit and whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press. We then cold settled after pressing and racked the Pinot Gris to a neutral oak barrel for primary fermentation to preserve the fruit aromatics while adding texture. The remaining 50% of the blend is Pinot Blanc which was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Primary fermentation finished and we allowed partial secondary, malolactic fermentation to add texture and complexity during this time. In February wine was barreled-up, and blended with the stainless steel Pinot Blanc. After ageing, this wine was protein stabilized, cold stabilized and filtered before bottling.
Appearance: Pale straw with a clear hue.
Aroma: An aromatic wine with fresh picked green apples, stone fruits and honeydew melon. Secondary aromas showcasing lemon zest and fresh pear and honeysuckle flower. A fruit driven wine with fresh and vibrant aromas.
Palate: A balanced combination of fruit and very subtle oak. The flavour profile matches the aromatics with tree fruits, citrus zest and fresh honeydew melon. A light bodied wine with balance, focus and a clean effervescent finish. Secondary flavours golden plums, Bartlett pear and green apple that carries through to the finish. Drink on the patio with friends or take a can on a hike or picnic!