Wine by Region Kumeu-Huapai (Auckland)

Kumeu Pinot Gris 2017

NZ $17.10

Delicate aromas of spice and floral notes intermingle with mineral tones. Sweet fruit adds texture and richness, rounding out this lovely balanced wine.

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Classic Wines, Kumeu-Huapai (Auckland), Pinot Gris

Description

Winemakers Notes

Our 2017 wine is based almost entirely on our Kumeu vineyard, with just under 1% fruit from our Limeworks vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. Vintage 2017 will long be remembered for the series of unusual rain events that passed through the Auckland region. Through either good luck, or good management, we managed to harvest our Pinot Gris block riper than we ever have! We were very excited about this! The fruit looked great and it was a delight to hand harvest on 6th and 7th of March. Tank fermentation and a period of lees contact have produced a wine that has Pinot Gris’ wonderful transparency, accompanied by glorious weight and texture.


 
Analysis
Alc 13.5%
Acid 6.2g/L
Res Sugar 6.6/L
pH 3.45

Tasting Notes
Colour: Very pale in its youth, but we know from experience that New Zealand Pinot Gris will develop onion skins tints with age.
Bouquet: Subtle, yet exotic. A melange of apple, pear, a touch of earthiness and a pinch of spice.
Palate: Medium in body, with an exceptional balance between fruit sweetness and acidity. The finish is long, spicy and textural.

Cellaring
Our vines are still young and so we recommend that this wine be drunk over the next couple of years.
 
Food Matches
This wine will be suitable with fish, white meats and salads
 
Suggested Wine List Description
Delicate aromas of spice and floral notes intermingle with mineral tones. Sweet fruit adds texture and richness, rounding out this lovely balanced wine.
 
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“This West Auckland wine is less aromatic than southern pinot gris, but offers plenty of body and flavour. Fleshy, it has fresh, generous stonefruit flavours, with hints of honey and spice, and a tight, dryish finish.” Michael Cooper


Awards
 
Recommended/Best Value Buy Winestate Magazine, May 2019
   
 

Previous Vintage Tasting Notes - current & previous vintages Download PDFs
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