Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2014
6 PACK SPECIAL – END OF VINTAGE CLEARANCE! Top NZ producer, great vintage, wine brimming with flavour and perfect food wine.
Kumeu River, northwest of Auckland is revered as NZ’s finest chardonnay producer. Master of Wine and winemaker Michael Brajkovich has been crafting fine chardonnay at the estate since the 1980’s and his wines rival the very best in the world.
This is the 17th release of Pinot Gris and it gets the same fastidious care and attention in the vineyard as their Chardonnay . They are inspired by the wines of Alsace with this variety. Handpicked fruit and vigorous selection from the low yielding vines, some skin contact for some tannin to match the richness of the fruit, whole bunch pressed, wild yeasts fermentation in tank.
An exceptional growing season in 2014 produced rich and ripe fruit of excellent quality. This wine brims with rich stone fruit, pears, and some hints white spice and floral characters. 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 matches the spiciness of chilli and Asian spice, so together with the sweet succulence of prawns it is a spectacular combination – it was a huge hit when we drank with Vietnamese and Thai spice!
90 Points, James Button, Decanter “This Pinot Gris is beautifully floral, with a slight spritz on the palate. There is a touch of sweetness, but it is in harmony with the acidity. Apricot and peach flavours are joined by honeycomb and cream to create a rich, round style that Viognier fans should recognise.”
RRP $30 End of vintage clearance Special 6 Pack Price – Only $17.99 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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Auckland, New Zealand
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