2016 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris

2016 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Elephant Hill Pinot Gris
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

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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

What The Critics Say

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Finely scented, the 2016 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Te Awanga, hand-harvested and fermented in tanks and seasoned oak barriques. Delicious from the start, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and vibrantly fruity, with strong, pure, delicate pear and lychee flavours, a very subtle seasoning of oak, a sliver of sweetness (6 grams/litre residual sugar), balanced acidity, and plenty of personality. Drink now or cellar."

18-/20 Raymond Chan

"The nose is very fresh with tightly bound, firm aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with lifted, exotic rose-petal florals and thirst-quenching wet stone minerally lees notes. Dry to taste, the palate is crisp and lively with a tight core of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with aromatic, exotic florals and refreshing mineral notes. The fruit and fine phenolic textures form a firm and concentrated core, and the mouthfeel is zesty and mouthwatering from the acidity. This has very good energy and drive, with some underlying alcoholic power carrying the wine to a long, juicy, brisk, dry finish of exotic fruits and florals. Match with Tai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the company’s Te Awanga vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel and seasoned oak barriques to 13.5% alc. and 6 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on light lees. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $26.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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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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