2017 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris

2017 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris

18 Points Raymond Chan
2017 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris
18 Points Raymond Chan

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A stylish off-dry Pinot Gris from Hawkes Bay that scored a gold in the China Wine and Spirits Awards. Elephant Hill are masters of refined whites – and they've nailed this as usual. A touch of stone and tropical fruit sweetness is balanced against fresh acidity and mineral, mealy notes to create a style which is refreshing yet complete, delicious yet elegant. Hawkes Bay deserves a look for Gris with this lushness and balance.

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Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Reydan and Roger Weiss first fell in love with the beauty of Te Awanga when visiting from Germany in 2001. Together they envisaged owning a state-of-the-art winery, merging the traditional values of wine making with an innovative approach and contemporary style to produce exceptional wines to savour and enjoy. With the majestic elephant as their namesake and nestled against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, Elephant Hill spans over 25 hectares of vineyards producing classical, aromatics whites and world-class reds, helmed by winemaker Steve Skinner.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Bright and elegantly expressed, the bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, Nashi pear and apple blossom aromas, leading to a juicy palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours and fine texture, brilliantly framed by vibrant acidity, finishing long and lively. Style: Dry. $28.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. June 2017." Drink 2017 - 2020

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"Finely scented, the 2017 vintage (4*) is a dry style (3 grams/litre residual sugar). Estate-grown at Te Awanga and lees-stirred in tanks, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with good intensity of vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, threaded with fresh acidity, and a lingering finish. Still youthful, it should break into full stride from mid-2019 onwards."

18+/20 Raymond Chan

"The nose is softly presented with fresh aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with notes of pears, and nutty, flinty lees detail adding interest. The aromatics are harmoniously melded, and unveils a little honeysuckle with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and vibrant with lively flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, hints of pear and honeysuckle, lifted florals and a subtle layering of nutty and flinty lees. The fruit forms a tightly bound core and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh, zesty acidity. The wine flows along a very fine-featured line, unfolding aromatics as it carries to a lingering, refreshing finish. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the Te Awanga vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and approx. 3 g/L RS, the wine undergoing batonnage. 18.0+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $28.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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