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2019 Te Whare Ra Pinot Gris

Marlborough, New Zealand

A Kiwi Pinot Gris from Marlborough that maintains its intensity whilst also remaining light and bright.

$31.00

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About The Wine

There are still two distinct camps when it comes to Pinot Gris; the richer, doff a cap to the Germany and Alsace and the lighter, brighter 'Grigio by any other name' styles. And everything in between...

This cracker from across the tasman maintians the intensity that makes this grape so deservedly popular with a vibrant freshness that prevents it from being in any way cloying.

One of those gems you can take to dinner confident everyone will love it and you'll enjoy it too. Better take two bottles along..

About Te Whare Ra

Te Whare Ra - commonly referred to as TWR - is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Low yields and a commitment to organic and biodynamic practices - TWR is genuine artisanal winemaking in a region more famous for large commercial production.

Their aromatic whites - Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Gewurz - have carved out their reputation, but Pinot Noir and Syrah might outshine them all in the long run.

To show off at the dinner table, remember that the 'WH' is pronounced as an 'F'!

Te Whare Ra organic vineyard
Te Whare Ra organic vineyard
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

We are passionate about aromatic varieties and particularly those from Alsace so it was only a matter of time until we took on the challenge of Pinot Gris. When we first bought the property here, we replanted a section of the old block with the Berry-Smith clone (also known as Larkham clone) of Pinot Gris. We selected this particular clone especially for its low cropping, small bunches and small berries as we felt it would deliver the best quality fruit.

All fruit for this wine was hand-picked and hand-sorted.The grapes were destemmed, crushed then air bag pressed, some parcels had lengthier skin contact time. Free run and pressings were fermented separately. Fermentation: 71% stainless steel, plus 29% in old French oak for texture and complexity. The tank portions underwent slow, cool ferments to retain aromatics. Barrel ferment parcels were carried out in large format neutral oak on full lees, lees-stirred regularly. All parcels given time on ferment lees to provide texture and complexity. This wine has not been fined and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and anyone else who loves authentic, hand-made wines.

This wine is finely structured with great purity & length of flavour and a lovely fleshiness. Lifted aromas of nashi pear, raspberry, red apple and white florals follow on to flavours of the same along with savoury undertones which are balanced by fine, supple texture and lingering minerality. This release is a dry style which has concentration, balance and great texture with layers of flavour.

Bottle Size : 750ml

Anna and Jason Flowerday
Delivery

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