Bilancia is a small Hawkes' Bay producer of exceptional Pinot Gris, Viognier and Syrah. It is the label of winemakers Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson and was established in 1997 when Lorraine and Warren returned to New Zealand from winemaking overseas. The first wines were released in mid 1998.
A blend of approximately 20% La Collina fruit and 80% from Gimblett Gravels. Around 2% Viognier included in the blend. The aroma is of ripe black fruits with characteristic black pepper whilst the palate shows floral, plum and raspberry characters with well integrated oak. The wine has great mouthfeel and balance with richness and lush concentration. It is extremely approachable now but will also benefit from further ageing.