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 2014
Another great vintage to follow on from the much acclaimed 2013 vintage. Pinot Gris harvested in ideal condition. Pressed, cold settled, racked and then fermented slowly to retain the often subtle varietal fruit characters. There was also a small volume fermented in very old barriques. This is not d...
Bilancia Reserve Pinot Gris 2013
The 2013 growing season was one out of the box for Hawkes Bay and, as such, it gave us the perfect opportunity to make a Reserve Pinot Gris. The first time since 2008 A selected area of Black Bridge vineyard, by the coast at Haumoana, where the crop load is lower and the fruit is richer and more fla...
Bilancia Chardonnay 2014
100% Hawke's Bay fruit sourced from la collina Vineyard and Bridge Pa Triangle. Hand picked fruit was whole-bunch pressed and the juice was then run straight to puncheons and barrels, with no cold settling, for fermentation in French oak. From the press, each subsequent barrel had varying levels of ...
Bilancia Syrah 2016
The 2016 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle. The fruit was crushed to open top fermenters for hand plunging during fermentation. The wine was pressed at dryness and run to mainly older French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in th...