Pinot Gris, Black Edition Little Beauty, Marlborough, New Zealand 2012
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Exclusive range from award-winning estate – French oak ageing for offers superior structure
Little Beauty – Black Edition
This limited range is produced from only the best grapes on the Little Beauty Marlborough estate, a painstaking parcel selection process and precise oenology methodology ensuring that only the best of the best make the cut. The wines are then aged carefully in French oak in order to add extra weight and depth, giving them an extra dimension to the other Little Beauty vintages. The project focusses primarily on Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris production.
The Pinot Gris is produced from a single vineyard, the fruit harvested from vines grown on alluvial, gravel soil. The wine spends 15 months on lees, having been fermented in French oak, giving the final product a rich and complex yet dry style, showcasing a wonderful degree of complexity and striking length. The palate offers rich, oily touches, with an aroma of soft figs, grilled hazelnuts and quince, building to a rounded and voluptuous, yet dry, finish.