Central Otago is turning out to be an appropriate place to grow grapes, considering its remoteness, hot days and cold night. A place of extremes it would seem, but capable of greatness and famed for its Pinot, Chardonnay and now Pinot Gris, as the Rabbit Ranch clearly illustrates. This is all about texture and a sense of minerals. It’s got a core of pear and citrus, a mouth-filling intensity and finishes crisp and clean.
A soft, cuddly Gris with peachy flavours and a furry tail.
Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris, being a mutation of Pinot Noir, revels in the Central Otago conditions that suit Pinot Noir so beautifully - a long slow ripening period is desirable, with cool nights and warm days as the Autumn harvest approaches. The Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris has a mineral acidity backbone and an off dry finish that gives the wine a delicious structure and refreshing style.
As soon as you lift the glass this wine will literally leap into your senses like the startled rabbit it is. It is bounding with fresh fruit aromas and flavours that remind me of my famous vegetable garden – apples, pears and honeysuckle. This wine is a veritable smorgasbord of tastes. Apparently it is the Energizer Bunny’s favourite tipple...