Pinot Gris Grigio Central Otago New Zealand
Sites which have been earmarked on the basis of soil, aspect and microclime, are managed by the Mt Difficulty viticultural team and most dedicated growers, to yield the South Island's finest vintages of Pinot Gris. Selection of fruit is subject to strict criteria, parcels must be exclusively sourced from Bannockburn vineyards, on the south side of Kawarau River in the southern Cromwell basin. Fashioned to an off dry styling, followed by four months on gross yeast lees with weekly stirring to enhance complexity and texture.
Mellow, creamy light straw colour. Vibrant aromatics, reminiscent of a fruit cocktail full of white pear, passionfruit and melon. On the palate, these characters are duplicated with a length of lovely rich flavours and ripe succulent peach, a creamily textured mid palate resolves on a pleasantly off dry finish. The wine of choice to accompany olive oiled spatchcock, grilled and seasoned with coriander and thyme.