2017

Estate Pinot Gris

$25.00
2017

Estate Pinot Gris

$25.00
The Pinot Gris vineyards we have in Kumeu are producing grapes of high quality consistently that allow us to make wine that is rich, complex and delicious.

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Winemaker's Notes
The Pinot Gris vineyards we have in Kumeu are producing grapes of high quality consistently that allow us to make wine that is rich, complex and delicious. The wild yeast fermentation took place in tanks over an extended period. We stopped the fermentation at 4.1 grams per litre of residual sugar. The aromas have typical peach and stone fruit notes tinged with the floral perfume that we have come to expect from Pinot Gris. On the palate the wine is rich and complex with a lively texture on the palate. Pinot Gris is a variety that goes particularly well with food, including quite intensely flavoured dishes. It is also one of the few wine styles that can handle the spiciness of chilli, so together with the sweet succulence of prawns, a nicely chilled bottle of Kumeu River Pinot Gris makes up a spectacular combination.
Vinification
Hand harvested Indigenous yeast fermentation Alc 13.5% Acid 5.9 g/L Residual Sugar 4.1 g/L Bottled December 2017

Drink with

  • Seafood
  • Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Friends

Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris

"This has an elegantly proportioned nose with softly presented but fresh fruit aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with piquant yellow florals entwined with nutty and honied elements, and hints of minerals. The aromatics build in intensity with aeration. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is harmoniously presented with gently layered ripe, white and yellow stonefruits entwined with yellow florals and honied nuances."

- Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz.