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"Wonderfully ripe and immediately appealing" Wine Orbit

A delicate blend of ginger spice, vibrant florals & hints of lychee

Enjoy with seafood dishes, creamy chicken pasta or goats cheese

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 15
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77



Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2020

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 15
Grown on the famous Glasnevin soils that are unique to this region...
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Apple & ripe pear
  • Soft ginger spice
  • Florals

"Wonderfully ripe and immediately appealing, the wine shows apricot, mandarin, pear and subtle spice notes on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that's fleshy and persistent. A comforting wine with plenty of delectable flavours, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2020

Displaying lovely delicate characteristics of ripe pear, red apple and hints of ginger spice as well as vibrant florals and lychee, uniquely derived from the growing conditions of the Waipara wine region. This is a mouth filling and textural wine with an excellent richness. It is best enjoyed young, within three years of the vintage date.

The warm, dry climate, high sunshine hours and long growing seasons in the region are perfectly suited to produce Pinot Gris with ripe flavours whilst retaining good natural acidity. Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Waiata Vineyard located in the Waipara wine growing region. Grown on the famous Glasnevin soils that are unique to this region.

Grapes were harvested over two days in late March at optimum ripeness, then lightly pressed to tank. Cultured yeast strains and cool fermentation techniques in the tank have helped preserve the natural fruit flavours of the wine. Some residual sugar was left to balance the final blend. Post fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees with occasional stirring to help build the desired texture and richness on the palate. Gentle fining and careful filtration followed before bottling.

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Alcohol

13.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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User comments (11)

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J
Love this wine. Fruity taste and well as being smooth as.

Jean - 25/01/2021

J
Consistently great!

John - 24/01/2021

J
Been buying this for two years and still one of my favourites.

Jeff - 20/01/2021

A stellar Pinot Gris that never fails to deliver... you’d be crazy not to grab some of this as it’s faultless

Scott - 12/12/2020

A repeat purchase says it all - often asked where it came from when we have guests.

Jan - 03/11/2020

Very pleasant drinking and reasonably priced.

Peter - 04/09/2020

J
really enjoying this wine.

Jude - 25/01/2021

G
Very good value.

Gary - 25/01/2021

A very pleasant wine at a very good price.

Terry - 06/10/2020

C
As good as usual

Chris - 21/09/2020

S
Very nice

Simon - 25/08/2020


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