Bouquet and Palate
An intense peach and apricot kernel nose. Elegant fortified dessert wine with hints of peach, citrus and dried fruit with a smooth finish.
Late harvest Pinot Gris was fermented in stainless steel until the right amount of sugar remained and fortified (mutage) with alcohol distilled from our Pinot Noir lees and further blended to create its complex harmonious balance.
Perfect as an aperitif but this wine also matches with nuts, cheeses or with desserts. Lovely served over ice as a pre dinner drink.
Residual sugar: 95 g/L
Port Molyneux is named for the old sailing ship port where the Clutha River (formerly the Molyneux River which flows past Aurum’s vineyard) meets the Pacific Ocean. The port was a busy drop off point for supplies and miners travelling to the gold rush in Central Otago in the 1860s. After the huge floods of 1878 the mouth of the river changed forever and Port Molyneux was abandoned.