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 2019
Pear and floral aromatics and a full, ripe palate. This is how Pinot Gris should be. The 2019 Pinot Gris fruit was harvested in ideal condition. Pressed, cold settled and racked before slow fermentation in very old barriques. Slow fermentation assists in the retention of the often-subtle varietal fr...
Bilancia Chardonnay 2017
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. The site is planted to a number of different clones of Chardonnay, predominantly Clone 95 and Clone 15 with smaller numbers of Clones 548, 809, M...
Bilancia Syrah 2018
The 2018 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard on Roy's Hill, Hawke's Bay 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 10 months. Haw...