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2017 Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris

Aromas of Nashi pear, stone-fruit and a gentle spice background are evident on the nose. The wine is rich, creamy and textural with great purity of fruit and balance

$22.99

Vineyards

Mangaorapa, Porangahau

Varietal Mix

Pinot Gris

Harvest Detail

Picked: 31st March

Bottling Detail

Alcohol 13.0 %
Titratable acidity 5.6 g/l
pH 3.65
Residual sugar 8.1 g/l

Winemaking and Viticulture

Weather conditions leading up to the 2017 harvest were very dry and typical of a warm, Hawkes bay summer. As Autumn arrived the season became cooler and somewhat more damp. These conditions were very suitable for the flavour development of Pinot Gris. This is a cooler, later ripening site. The grapes were picked at an excellent maturity level which maximized aroma, flavour and concentration. The fruit was gently pressed to older oak barrels for fermentation. Aging on yeast lees for 10 months adds to complexity and mouth-feel. Winemaking is strongly focused on delivering the best balance and texture that is so crucial with good Pinot Gris.

The Wine

Aromas of Nashi pear, stone-fruit and a gentle spice background are evident on the nose. The wine is rich, creamy and textural with great purity of fruit and balance. The opulent mouth-feel and richness makes this a great drink to share by the glass with friends, or even better with Asian inspired dishes or seafood.

Drink 2016 to 2020

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