Gold Medal – New World Wine Awards 2015
93 Points – Wine Orbit
Wine Orbit : 90 points / 4.5 Stars
It is elegantly fragrant on the nose showing fresh pear, green rock-melon, lemon peel and floral aromas. The palate is juicy and bright, and delivers fabulous vibrant fruit flavours together with fine texture and rounded mouthfeel, finishing long and smooth. The wine is immediate and very tasty. Sam Kim
Cooler temperatures during the 2017 growing season extended the ripening period and delivered trademark Marlborough flavours. Careful vineyard and crop management decisions were made to ensure fruit was harvested clean, phenologically ripe and full of flavour. Once harvested, the fruit was gently pressed and the juice fermented at cool temperatures to capture the crisp fruit flavours from the vineyards. Batch fermentation, using differing strains of yeast, were closely monitored and stopped when the wine was balanced and to retain some of the delicious natural fruit sweetness. The individual batches were then blended and stirred on lees before bottling to add a fine textural quality.
Winemakers Tasting Note
Our 2017 Marlborough Pinto Gris has lifted aromas of yellow peach and nectarine with an underlying floral and ginger note. Soft and textural, this wine has a delicious red apple and stone fruit flavours with a crips, refreshing finish.
Pork and Prawn Dumplings with a ginger soy dipping sauce.
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