Ata Rangi Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

£20.99

 TASTING NOTE

Enticing floral aromas mingle with flavours that run the gamut from dried pear and nectarine to more exotic, lifted notes of poached quince, spicy cinnamon and a hint of pink grapefruit. The palate is rich and full, with a nicely balanced acidity and a long, mealy, textural finish.

The Pinot Gris grapes come from the Lismore Vineyard at the edge of the Martinborough Terrace and achieve their optimum flavour profile towards the end of the growing season. As a result the team harvests this varietal fairly late to obtain a wine closer to the richer style of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace, rather than the leaner, bone-dry style of Pinot Grigio common in much of northern Italy. The vines are over 20 years old.

Fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed in a Willmes membrane press. The resulting juice was then cold settled, inoculated and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 14-18°C. 20% of the wine was fermented in three year old 500 litre oak puncheons to give extra weight and complexity to the final blend. In both cases, the wine was left on lees for several months. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place. The wine was bottled in August 2015.


13.5% abv
Ata Rangi Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016
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