Matakana Reserve Pinot Gris 2014

We've secured the remaining library stock of this prestigious 2014 Reserve Pinot Gris from Matakana Estate.  Until now this lovely lightly oaked Pinot Gris has only been available in select export markets and at Auckland Airport Duty Free stores for $42.50 per bottle.

The Matakana region is proving to have great potential to produce quality Pinot Gris wines, and Matakana Estate's aim is to nurture the natural earthy stone-fruit character of this grape—along with the influence of our Matakana vineyard’s terroir.

Pinot Gris has elegant fruit characters but the flavours are subtle. This ‘vigorous’ variety needs to be pruned heavily to reduce the yield per hectare in order to capture these flavours. 

To maintain the fine fruit flavours, the grapes are handled gently, whole-bunch pressed and then given a slow fermentation in a cooled environment. The oak contributes a layer of complexity and further depth of character to the wine. Each vintage the winemaker carefully ascertains the proportion of the wine to be matured in barrels and the duration in barrel required to achieve the perfect balance and integration of the oak with the delicate fruit flavours. 

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