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Driven Snow 'Sonora' Pinot Gris 2019

The juice for this sensational Pinto Gris was produced from grapes that were cultivated in the Cromwell Basin. The result is an absolutely divine example that gives you poached pear, lime, apricot, nectarine and wild flower aromatics. This leads you to a richly textured palate showing plenty of depth, drive and a delightfully flavoursome persistence.

"The Driven Snow Sonora Pinot Gris is named after the Sonora Creek which runs through the Cromwell Gorge in Central Otago. The grapes were grown in the Cromwell Basin, an area well known for its semi-arid climate, diurnal variation and schist soils. The 2019 is filled with ripe pear, apricot, jasmine and citrus. Its well-structured and with a real depth of flavour. Drink now and for the next few years at least." - Wine Central Tasting Panel

93 Points, Wine Orbit "Wonderfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows rockmelon, poached pear, white floral and subtle spice notes, leading to a succulent palate that’s beautifully weighted and flowing. It’s delightfully flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2023. $29.99. www.powerhousewine.com. Jan 2020."

"Im a Canterbury Lad and my mission is to deliver wines that are Powerhouse in every sense. Our wines must punch well above their weight and only serious bang for your buck will do! I decided that there are far too many wines around that promise way too much and deliver very little for far too many dollars. In my search for a great Central Pinot that ticks all of these boxes, I found the wine maker, Theo Coles, who had exactly what I was looking for. The result is this very first label from the Powerhouse Wine Co stable under the Driven Snow” banner." - Jorn Dijkstra



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