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Characterised by elegance and balance

Lime, pepper, mango and pawpaw aromatics are followed by a wet stone mineral drive

Pair this delicious drop with Asian inspired dishes that carry a little bite of spice in them

Nevis Bluff Cromwell Basin Pinot Gris 2014

$32.00p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.50 $28.26
6 Btls, $192.00 6 Btls, $166.96
Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 17/20 Points
Nevis Bluff Cromwell Basin Pinot Gris 2014

Nevis Bluff Cromwell Basin Pinot Gris 2014

The Nevis Bluff Pinot Gris has proven to be an outstanding example from the inaugural 1998 vintage which won a Gold Medal and the supreme trophy at the 1999 Royal Easter Show.
$32.00p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.50 $28.26
6 Btls, $192.00 6 Btls, $166.96

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2018

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper, Micheal Cooper's Buyers Guide 2018

Awarded 17/20 Points

Raymond Chan, March 2018

Description

"This is a stunning Old World-inspired pinot gris; the complex bouquet shows golden peach, baked pear, potpourri and jasmine characters with subtle savoury nuances. The palate delivers excellent concentration and weight, wonderfully complemented by juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and expansive. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2018

"Full, even straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, pale edged.  The nose is rounded with good depth and concentration of yellow stonefruits lifted by floral nuances and melded with subtle waxy lees and nutty suggestions.  This has a minerally edge and intensifies in depth with aeration.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated heart with intense flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with savoury waxy and nutty notes of lees and secondary development.  The fruit forms a fine line with soft textures and crisp, lacy acidity.  The wine carries to a moderately long finish.  This is an elegantly concentrated dry Pinot Gris with fine and firm savoury white stonefruit, waxy and nutty flavours with secondary notes on a soft-textured, crisp palate.  Serve with poultry and pork over the next 2+ years.  Hand-picked fruit from the ‘L’Attitude’ vineyard, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in tank with 10% in barrel to 13.0% alc. and <1.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees with batonnage" Raymond Chan, March 2018

Lime, pepper, mango and pawpaw aromatics are followed by a wet stone mineral drive showing lychee and spicy textural qualities. Good persistence, elegance and balance on the finish.

Plant density is 3,800 vines/ha, with cropping at 1.5kg per vine. Manipulated canopy ensures phenolic ripeness. The grapes were handpicked from a selection of different clones to create complexity.

The grapes were whole bunch pressed and separated into five different ferments with an indigenous yeast strain. 10% of the wine was barrel fermented and 90% of the wine rested on gross lees for six months with regular stirring to build texture. Each of the ferments were blended together followed by a light fining
to soften phenolics, and a sterile filtration, as the wine did not go through malolactic fermentation.

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