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2017 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris

2017 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris

18 Points Raymond Chan
2017 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris
18 Points Raymond Chan

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Marlborough's Awatere Valley really shines here. The aromatic fruit is beautifully ripe and honeyed while the valley's bright acidity is not edgy but integrated perfectly into a beautifully balanced, just off-dry Gris to enjoy by itself of with spicy white meats. This producer is a favourite of ours, but up-and-comers always have to work harder to over-deliver -- and Stanley definitely do that.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

The vineyard is nestled under Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku (Maori" "Footprint of the Rainbow"). At the top of the Southern Alps, it strongly influences the climate, with its rain shadow bestowing low rainfall and low humidity upon the Awatere Valley. Along with sunny days and cool nights this creates perfect conditions for slow steady ripening and flavour development. Awatere grapes have a distinctive fruity yet steely and herbaceous flavour quite different to those produced elsewhere in Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

18-/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright, light straw colour, pale on the edge. The nose is softly voluminous with good depth and intensity of white stonefruits and a tight, fine amalgam of nutty notes and minerals at the core. This is fresh and elegant in presentation. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has finely concentrated flavours of white stonefruits along with subtle notes of white florals and a hint of honeysuckle, entwined with nutty and mineral elements. The mouthfeel is bright and vibrant with fresh, lacy acidity and a refined, textural line balancing the subtle fruit richness. This has good linearity and carries to a lingering, mineral nuanced finish. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare. Estate fruit, vines 10 y.o., 75% clone 457 tank-fermented and aged on lees, with 75% clone M2 hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak, the wine aged 5 months on lees, the wine at 13.0% alc. and 3.8 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Feb 2018 RRP $22.95."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with INDIAN CUISINE

Taste

3

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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