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Curious Kiwi Pinot Gris 2017

Curious Kiwi Pinot Gris 2017
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ORIGIN

Blended from select, premium vineyard sites spread across the sunniest of New Zealand’s viticultural regions, Gisborne.


VARIETY

100% Pinot Gris.


VINTAGE

Vintage 2017 delivered a smaller than predicted crop for Marlborough’s wine industry, ensuring the vibrant, fruit-driven wines the region is so well known for, were achieved. Summer started early with warm weather leading to good flavour development, indicating the potential for great wine. Our vineyard staff and winemakers spent plenty of time in those early days of the season, working out how to get the best balance from our vines – and ultimately into our wines. Nature threw in some challenges along the way, with a major November earthquake, a cool and windy summer and stints of rain in Autumn. Rigorous vineyard management and careful harvest decisions have ensured our Marisco wines have an exciting spectrum of flavours from our harvested grapes. A growing year of challenges – resulting in wines to remember!


WINEMAKING

Gentle fruit handling followed by a long, cool fermentation with select yeast strains has ensured a wine of great elegance and texture.


ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.5%
pH 3.21
Titratable Acidity 5.7g/L
Residual Sugar 5.7g/L


TASTING NOTE

Bursting with aromas of poached yellow-skinned apples and riper notes of tree-ripened nectarines, this Pinot Gris delivers a delicious spiciness reminiscent of powdered ginger. Soft and round with a positive, weighty palate texture that delivers classic Pinot Gris flavours of quince and caramelised apple, again with that delicious streak of ginger spice.


FOOD MATCHING

Curious Kiwi Pinot Gris is a great match for most sweet, white meats such as crab, pork or shrimp whilst the exotic spice character lends itself to matches with a large range of Chinese cuisine.


CELLARING POTENTIAL

Crafted to enjoy whilst its flavours and vibrancy are at their peak; we recommend drinking this wine within 2 years of the vintage date.

 
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