The word Bilancia (be-larn-cha) means, in Italian, balance, equilibrium and harmony. These terms have obvious connections with wine and winemaking, but also, Bilancia is the Italian word for the Zodiac sign Libra which both Lorraine and Warren were born under. Warren worked in Southern Italy for a number of harvests and the name came to him whilst reading his Horoscope in the Italian newspaper!
The philosophy of balance, equilibrium and harmony is something that is carried through all aspects of the winemaking and, hopefully, people will see this when they drink the wines.
Bilancia Pinot Gris 2017
Beautiful floral aromatics and a rich, luscious palate. The things we love in Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris fruit harvested in great condition. Pressed, cold settled, racked and then fermented slowly to retain the often subtle varietal fruit characters. Gentle aromas of floral and fruit carrying hints of t...
Bilancia Chardonnay 2015
100% Hawke's Bay fruit sourced entirely from our la collina Vineyard where it is grown on the lower terraces, the gentle slope and the flat, old riverbed. Hand picked fruit was whole-bunch pressed and the juice was then run straight to puncheons and barrels, with no cold settling, for fermentation i...
Bilancia Syrah 2017
The 2017 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard on Roy's Hill. The fruit was destemmed and crushed for fermentation. The wine was pressed at dryness and run to mainly older French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in these barrels for 8 months. In any vintage H...