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"Delectably expressed, succulent & wonderfully rounded" Wine Orbit

"Delivering juicy fruit flavours & smooth texture, brilliantly framed by refreshing acidity" Wine Orbit

Enjoy with Asian pork dishes like hoisin pork meatballs or garlic, ginger glazed sticky pork belly

Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

$22.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.00 $25.22
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95



Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4 Stars Freight Included
Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

Wild Earth Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

Grapes that created this beautiful wine came from established vineyards in the Gibbston Valley, with 15% sourced from Bannockburn...
$22.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.00 $25.22
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Winestate Magazine, Jun 2019

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Jun 2019

Description

"Expressing pure fruit intensity on the nose, showing poached pear, rockmelon and white floral characters with a touch of spicy complexity. The palate is succulent and wonderfully rounded, delivering juicy fruit flavours and smooth texture, brilliantly framed by refreshing acidity. Delectably expressed. At its best: now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

"Fresh and full-bodied, this classy, youthful blend of Gibbston (85%) and Bannockburn (15%) fruit was partly handled in old French oak barrels. Light lemon/green, it has strong, vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, excellent vigour, and a dry, finely balanced finish. Best drinking 2021+" Winestate Magazine

"Dry, weighty pinot gris with apple, quince and nutty yeast lees flavours. A rich, textural wine, with a backbone of fresh acidity and fine tannins that perfectly balance a suggestion of sweetness" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Jun 2019

This Pinot Gris has delicious pear and citrus on the nose complemented by an intriguing saltiness. Orchard fruit is predominant on the palate with a wonderful savoury/umami note to complement the sweet fruit. Made with food pairing in mind, this Pinot Gris is dry in style and mouth filling with a creamy mid palate and long mineral finish.

The Pinot Gris grapes that created this beautiful wine came from established vineyards in the Gibbston Valley (16-year-old vines), with 15% sourced from Bannockburn. The 2018 growing season has the hottest on record overall with November and January breaking records for heat and an unusual amount of days over 30 degrees Celsius in summer. February was the wettest on record which helped in a positive way to slow down the onset of harvest although it was still a month early and very compact.

Each block was harvested at optimal ripeness in order to achieve a wine with aromatic freshness, rich texture and restrained alcohol. A combination of stainless steel tanks and old French oak barrels were used for fermentation.

 

 

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