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2016 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris

2016 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris

18 Points Raymond Chan
2016 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-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is fresh and harmoniously presented with finely concentrated aromas of exotic florals, white and yellow stonefruits and nuances of tropical fruits, unfolding subtle notes of rose-petals and lifted fermentation esters. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is youthful and refreshing with fragrant and gently succulent flavours of white stonefruits, exotic florals and tropical fruits, along with hints of honeysuckle and rose-petals. This is elegantly concentrated and the mouthfeel is lively with lacy acidity. The wine follows a fine-textured, subtle phenolic line leading to a lingering aromatic, exotic finish. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. Clones M2 and ENTAV 457, from vines planted in 2009, indigenous yeast fermented in tank with 16% in seasoned oak to 13.8% alc. and 2.9 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees with no batonnage in barrel. 18.0+/20 Dec 2016 RRP $22.95."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with INDIAN CUISINE

Taste

2

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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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