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HAY MAKER Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

SORRY THIS WINE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

A dry Pinot Gris with delicate honeysuckle, ripe pear and peach aromas. Delightful stone fruit flavours fill the palate with perfectly balanced acidity.

HAY MAKER Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Straw yellow

NOSE

Delicate aromas of honeysuckle, ripe pear and peach.

PALATE

A mouth filling rich wine without being too heavy. Delightful stone fruit flavours fill the palate with perfectly balanced acidity.

SERVE

Chilled

PEAK DRINKING

Now - 2015

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Roast Duck curry

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.1 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Carefully selected parcels from grower vineyards throughout the Wairau and Awatere valleys of Marlborough.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Marlborough was blessed with another exceptional year in 2011 - especially for Pinot Gris. Bud break was late September and was followed by a warm spring without frost. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than normal. After January the season cooled which allowed for an extended ripening period.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Gris

MATURATION

Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery, gently pressed and settled in tank. The warm fermentation is started with a handfall of selected yeast strains. After the completion of ferment the wine was left to mature on full lees for up to three months to enhance the structure and mouthfeel. After blending the wine was fined using natural methods an prepared for bottling.

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