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"Soft, lush & rich on palate with complexing savoury nuances" Raymond Chan

"Restrained aromas of mineral-infused pears show with hints of spices and honey, revealing flinty notes" Raymond Chan

Beautifully matched with pumpkin risotto or Thai cuisine

Mountford Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011

$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $14.95 $13.00
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99
Awarded 18/20 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 89/100 Points Biodynamic
Mountford Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011

Mountford Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011

Made from contract fruit with full botrytis infection, this is plush and rounded, the sugar carrying the flavours somewhat...
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $14.95 $13.00
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99

Accolades

Awarded 18/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Oct 2012

Awarded 91/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2012

Awarded 89/100 Points

Robert Parker,Wine Advocate, Oct 2012

Description

"Made from contract fruit with full botrytis infection, fermented to 9.5% alc. full, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with a faint blush. The nose combines power and richness with a steely drive and depth. Restrained aromas of mineral-infused pears show with hints of spices and honey, revealing flinty notes. Medium-sweet to taste, this is soft, lush and rich on palate with ripe yellow stone fruits along with complexing savoury nuances. Near-unctuous in texture, this is plush and rounded, the sugar carrying the flavours somewhat. There is good energy from underlying acidity which leads the palate to a moderately sustained finish with florals and nutty notes. This is a rich, up-front Pinot Gris in the contemporary late-harvest Alsace style to drink over the next 3-4 years" Raymond Chan, Oct 2012

Golden yellow in the glass with a nose of pears, citrus and quince. The palate also showcases ripe pear and citrus in the form of lemon pith this runs alongside a honeycomb note.
This boutique winery has become internationally renowned for its elegant wines which display fantastic quality and interest. Mountford Estate's stunning 10 hectare vineyard is situated on the Eastern hillside of the Waipara Valley, highly regarded for its limestone rich soil. Whilst in the winery Winemakers place strong emphasis on attention to detail and employ traditional Burgundian methods, to produce wines of distinction.

On the vineyard grapes were harvested using biodynamic viticulture. The vines are planted on the old Waipara river bed with Glasnivin soils. In the winery this wine was fermented in stainless steel using the yeast CY3079 and left on gross lees until the juice was racked, filtered and bottled in December 2011.

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