The Hunting Lodge Pinot Gris 2016

New Zealand Pinot Gris has come of age and the quiet Alsatian grape is certainly making itself heard in Marlborough. This is a wine with depth of flavour, texture and interest. Rose petal, pear and spice aromas are followed by lavish honeysuckle, red apple and ginger flavours. The palate is rich and textural, with the perfect balance of fine acidity and a touch of residual sweetness.

The grapes come from Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, the coolest and driest of all the subregions, which gives unrivalled aroma and flavour intensity. Picked at optimal ripeness, fermented, and then left on yeast lees for several months, the result is an opulent, lush style of Pinot Gris, reminiscent of Alsatian Pinot Gris form Northern France.

"This is instantly appealing on the nose with ripe nectarine, poached pear, orange peel and floral aromas with subtle spice nuances. The palate is succulent and rounded, and delivers lovely fruit purity and silky texture, finishing long and smooth. Beautifully composed and expressed, and very tasty. At its best: now to 2019."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 4.5 Stars and 91 Points

[intro]"This is instantly appealing on the nose with ripe nectarine, poached pear, orange peel and floral aromas with subtle spice nuances. The palate is succulent and rounded, and delivers lovely fruit purity and silky texture, finishing long and smooth." Sam Kim 91 Points [/intro]

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Alcohol: 13%



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