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16 Pinot Gris

Hunter's Pinot Gris displays fresh floral, nectarine and peach aromas. Honeysuckle and spice flavours are full on the off-dry palate with a textured and creamy finish. This off-dry style is perfect as an aperitif or to complement your favourite white meat, fresh seafood and pasta dishes.

Technical notes

Harvest Date March 2016
Alcohol 14.5%
Total Acidity 5.7 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.3 g/l
Bottling Date July 2016

Awards

93 POINTS & TOP 10 TOP DROP – Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com, March 2017
“Full brassy yellow colour with a strong tropical fruit, passionfruit and nectarine bouquet. A rich, almost opulent, late-picked style with more than a passing nod towards Alsace. The richness and depth mean the high alcohol is not unbalanced.”
4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2017
“This powerful wine has excellent varietal character and depth. Partly barrel-fermented, it’s a dry style, aromatic and fleshy, with mouthfilling body and vibrant, ripe peach, pear and spice flavours, finely poised, very harmonious and rich. Drink now onwards.”
4 STARS – Michael Cooper, Listener, 15-21 Oct 2016
“Sharply priced, this wine was estate grown at Rapaura and mostly handled in tanks, a small part of the blend was fermented in seasoned French oak casks. Aromatic and fleshy, it is sturdy (14.5% alc/vol), with strong, peach, spicy flavours, a vague hint of honey, a harmonious, dry finish and good personality. Drink now or cellar.”
4 STARS – Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide 2017 “The 2016 vintage was mostly handled in tanks, but a small part of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak casks. Aromatic and fleshy, it is sturdy (14.5 per cent alcohol), with strong, peachy, spicy flavours, a vague hint of honey, a harmonious, dry finish (3 grams/litre of residual sugar) and plenty of personality. Drink now or cellar.”
89 POINTS - Cameron Douglas, camerondouglasms.blogspot.co.nz, Oct 2016
“Very fruity and engaging bouquet with peppery white fruits, white peach and nectarine, poached pears and apple. On the palate - juicy, fruity, fleshy and plush with a just dry finish showing a little residual sweetness; a custard flavour and texture adds some intrigue; medium acidity and a little more white spice.”
BRONZE – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2016, Oct 2016
BRONZE – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017, Feb 2017

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