Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Gris
Elegant ripe fruit on the nose, with aromas of green pear, apricot, mandarin and blossom. The well-rounded palate balances fresh pear, stone fruit and nutmeg with a vibrant acidity for a mouthwatering finish.
Fruit grown on Fiona’s own 16.5 hectare Turner Home Block Vineyard was blended with fruit from the neighbouring McKee vineyard in the Blind River sub-region of the Awatere Valley, and select parcels from the Wairau Valley. Each vineyard was carefully monitored during ripening so it could be harvested at optimum maturity in cool conditions.
The Tinpot Hut story began in 2003 when winemaker Fiona Turner and her husband Hamish established their own 20 hectare vineyard in Marlborough’s emerging sub-region of Blind River. Naming her range of wines after a historic Marlborough mustering hut, the ‘Tinpot Hut’ links the area’s sheep farming past with its current state as one of the world’s most dynamic wine regions. Fruit is sourced from Fiona’s ‘Home Block’ and is supplemented by grapes from selected vineyards. Fiona is assisted by Matt Thomson, a friend and colleague with whom she has worked for many years.