THE PIONEER PINOT GRIS 2015

bottle - $30.00case - $180.00

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Option

Bottle, Case

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.76  RS: 14g/L
TA: 4.0g/L  Brix: 24.4

 

Produced only in the very best years and in tiny quantities, Our Pioneer Pinot Gris is deliberately made in a rich round off-dry style.
The grapes were harvested late, whole bunch pressed and fermented in older French oak barriques to produce a wine with great complexity and with a wonderful texture.

Cellaring

Two to four years

Food Match

A perfect match with creamy pasta dishes, poultry and seafood. Try roast pork with a stewed pear sauce.

Awards & Reviews

Michael Cooper – Four and a half stars

Late-picked, the 2015 vintage was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak casks. Light lemon/green, it is scented and slightly honeyed with a mouthfilling body and an array of peach, pear, spice, lychee and honey flavours. An off-dry style (14 grams/litre of residual sugar) with good complexity. it should be at its best mid 2018+

Bob Campbell MW – Four and a half stars / 93 points

Richer, creamier and sweet than the regular label with a hint of toffee, guava, poached pear, anise and spice. A delicately luscious wine in an appealing style. Serve well chilled as a great aperitif or with moderately spicy dishes.

Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver medal

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