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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of wines, made by environmental purists in the old fashioned way, crafted to the most uncompromising standards and branded as Prophet's.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»

Secret Stone Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
Named for the rare and precious greenstone hidden beneath the riverbeds throughout New Zealand's South Island, Secret Stone is sculpted into a veritable gem of a wine, inspired by the ancient local secrets and traditions which are passed down from one generation to the next. Nestled within these greenstone heartlands, lies the Marlborough region, idyllically suited to white varietial grapes. Pinot Gris excels, producing richly textured wines with ripe flavours expressing the region's characteristic articulation of tropical fruits, bound by refreshing acidity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Secret Stone is Marlborough through and through. Pinot Gris is collated from highly specialised vineyards in the very heart of Marlborough, each contributing personality to the final wine. Parcels are harvested to a timetable determined by full physiological ripeness, judicious acids and optimal levels of natural fruit sugar. Grapes are delivered promptly to the winery where they are crushed and inoculated to select yeasts. The must is treated to a cool, temperature monitered vinification in controlled fermenters to retain all the bright, vibrant fruit characters. Secret Stone is treated to a spell on sedimentery yeast lees to improve texture and develop fine complexity.
Pale straw yellow colour. The nose is full of attractive fruit aromas, peach and currant, citrus, pinenut and pear. A rich palate of orange, chalk and aromatic oils, a hint of bay leaf, almond, apple and banana crisp. Always a refreshing drink whilst young, Pinot Gris is well known for developing richer honeyed fruit as it develops in bottle.
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