LUNA ESTATE PINOT GRIS 2016

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LUNA ESTATE PINOT GRIS 2016

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From fruit grown in the Blue Rock vineyard, hand picked and fermented in stainless steel, with 30% aged in seasoned oak building texture.  Shows a generosity and the typical of Kiwi Pinot Gris with a fuller, more unctuous mouthfeel and impression of fruit sweetness and generosity, though only 1.5g/L of residual sugar. 

"Nice tint to the colour, then into brown skinned pear, a little musk and spice. Medium weight, good freshness and acidity, just the right amount of flavour, a bit of skinsy grip and texture, finish of solid length. Very nicely done. Refreshing style, with interest."  91 points, Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au

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Luna Estate

Over the moon - a rising star of New Zealand wine

A relatively new label, the foundations of Luna Estate are two excellent vineyard sites  – Eclipse, on the famed Martinborough Terraces, and Blue Rock, on Dry River Road, south of the Martinborough village.  Martinborough is a region which excites us as New Zealand’s best for complex and varietal Pinot Noir, also raising excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  Luna’s ethos is sustainable vineyard practices, and as minimal handling in the winery as possible, under the guidance of chief winemaker Joel Watson, whose previous work has included several vintages with the highly esteemed Curly Flat in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges.  

Presently with 25 hectares producing, a significant replanting program to bring 80% of production to Pinot Noir will eventually see the estate sitting around 44 hectares between the two sites.  The single vineyard wines show the sites' contrasts, with the entry point Estate wines rock solid examples.