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Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2021

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



Region: Hawke’s Bay

Vineyard: Woodstock Vineyard, Ohiti Sub-Region

Varietal Mix

100% Pinot Gris

Harvest Detail

Picked: 31st March

Bottling Detail

Alc/Vol: 13.0%

pH: 3.87

TA: 5.2 g/L

RS: 5.9 g/L

Winemaking and Viticulture

Weather conditions leading up to the 2021 harvest were typical of a Hawke’s Bay summer – warm sunny days with moderately cool nights. As autumn arrived the season became cooler yet remained dry, providing ideal ripening conditions.

The Woodstock Vineyard is a cooler, later-ripening site that allows the grapes to develop maximum aroma and flavour while preserving natural acidity. Winemaking was strongly focused on enhancing the perfumed/spicy aromatics and delivering the balance and texture so crucial to good Pinot Gris. The fruit was given some skin contact before being gently pressed and the juice barrel fermented in old 500 litre French oak puncheons. A small amount of residual sugar was retained to balance the acidity and the wine bottled early to capture its youthfulness and vitality.

The Wine

Aromas of ripe pears, stone fruit and sweet, exotic spices are evident on the nose. The wine is rich and round in the mouth with excellent concentration of flavour balanced by refreshing acidity and a gently drying texture. Its opulent mouthfeel and richness make it a great drink to share with friends or enjoy with Asian inspired dishes or seafood.

Drink 2021 to 2025.

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