Tasmania is the playground of the adventurous, showcasing the creative opportunities available to a new generation of vignerons.
Drawing on over 10 years of cool climate winemaking experience Naissante provides us with the avenue to explore alternative sites, varieties and wine
styles from across Tasmania. Naissante wines emphasize varietal character, elegant structure and natural balance by continuing the traditional winemaking methods synonymous with Delamere Vineyard.
Northern Tasmania had average winter rainfall, increasing to above average in late spring, setting the scene for excellent growth as the weather
warmed. Here at Delamere we had a slightly cooler than average season leaving the wines with crisp acidity and a taut structure that will see them
age very gracefully. Pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir all have ripe, vibrant flavours, lingering and persistent.
The fruit for this wine was carefully hand harvested from a mature vineyard located at the northern end of the Tamar Valley on the western side of the river.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented with light solids in stainless steel tank. Ageing on yeast lees has added to the texture and complexity of the wine.
The aroma of this wine shows classical Pinot Gris characterists of ripe pear and guava fruit with some exotic spice notes.
A rounded, luxurious mouth feel and taut, balanced finish. A classic example of a Tasmanian Gris style.
Best enjoyed with seafood matched with richer cream sauces.
||West Tamar Valley, Tasmania
||10/4/12 - 15/4/12