Essenze Waipara Pinot Gris 2012
$1599each
$191DOZEN
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Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Canterbury
  New Zealand
Each $15.99
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Essenze is a pure expression of New Zealand viticulture. From their bountiful vineyards near the heart of the South Island, long, dry summers and abundant sunshine stimulate the vines to yield the most luscious white Pinot grapes. Sheltered from coastal winds by a low range of hills, the fruit ripens to perfection until harvest, determined on the basis of splendid natural sugars and complimenting acids, whereupon the Pinot Gris is picked by hand. A rich, luminous wine with exquisite varietal expression, spice, stonefruit and nut characters.
The Waipara region is well known for the most ideal weather conditions throughout the growing season. Dry and warm periods are the consistent feature ensuring full physiological ripeness in the fruit. Vines are planted to chalky loam soils that are rich in limestone deposits, perfect for drainage and retention. The majority of Pinot Gris is hand harvested and whole bunch pressed ensuring only the finest low phenolic free run juice is retained. Lightly settled and racked with light solids before inoculation to aromatic yeast . Fermented to dryness at cool temperatures 12C to 15C for three weeks before being refrigerated on full yeast lees for two months. Components are lightly fined before bottling.
TASTING NOTES
Bright and vibrant green straw colour. Lifted peach and citrus notes with pear and spicy undertones. Ripe flavours combine with a full, rich and long palate. Essenze displays a quenching minerality with a balanced acidity, finishes long, crisp and fresh. Enjoy alongside roast chicken over shiitake mushroom and goat's curd fettucine.
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