Region: Hawke’s Bay
Country: New Zealand
Skin Fermented Pinot Gris
Tasting Note: A funky little number. Bright stewed stonefruit on the nose with fresh strawberries and preserved lemons. A ‘nod’ to its big brother, Spook Light, comes in a hint of smoky caramel and dark spice. Lively and bright in the mouth with strawberry and grapefruit notes. A fine grapefruit skin phenolic and a crisp acidity give it length and it finishes with more of that smoke and spice.
Winemaking: Pacific Potion is organically farmed and vinified with minimal intervention. The philosophy relies on great terroir, a focus on purity, and old world farming and vinification. Grapes were hand-picked from the dry-farmed steepest slopes of the vineyard. Light soils and good drainage produce very high quality fruit De- stemmed, pied de cuve ferment on skins for seven days before being pressed off just prior to the finish of fermentation. Rested on fine lees following full malolactic fermentation until bottling in October 2018 with a minimal sulphur addition. Unfined, sterile filtered.