Waimea Estate Pinot Gris
$2599each
$311DOZEN
WineryWaimea
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Nelson
  New Zealand
Each $25.99
$311.00
Available by the dozen
The Nelson River region, at the top northwest corner of New zealand's South Island, is blessed by high sunshine hours which stimulate the vines into yielding the ripest fruit, followed by cool evenings which contribute a fresh natural acidity. One of the higher profile Nelson wineries, Waimea Estates has grown quickly in size and stature since its first vineyards were planted in 1993. From parcels of fruit grown to the stony alluvial soils of Waimea Plains, a pretty and stimulating Pinot Gris wine, endowed with varietal textures and brimming with Nelson River charm.
Pinot Gris is harvested throughout the cool of early morning and gently pressed while still icy cold, to preserve aromatics and minimise phenolic pick up. After three days of cold settle, the clear juices are racked off solids and inoculated to Alsation yeasts chosen for their ability to enhance body, texture and varietal aromas. A cool vinification at 13° to 15° in chilled fermenters preserves freshness of fruit, contributing elegance and finesse. Ferments are arrested, retaining some residual sugar, to balance the mineral and fine phenolic structure. A course of lees stirring batonnage, enhances texture and contributes to the depth of palate, to be followed by assemblage into the finished wine. Alcohol 13.5%
TASTING NOTES
Light straw peach hue. This lovely example of Nelson Pinot Gris has aromas of pear drops, candied apple, fresh figs and Mirabelle plums. An off-dry entry leads into a textured mid-palate, with nice acidity on the sides, the wine ends with a soft, non-bitter finish. Good concentration of fruit weight gives the wine real presence on the palate and with the balanced palate architecture creates an elegant wine that is very versatile with food.
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Waimea Estate Pinot Gris
WineryWaimea
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Nelson
  New Zealand
  Each $25.99
  $311.00
Available by the dozen
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Waimea Estate Pinot Noir
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Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Nelson
  New Zealand
  Each $25.99
  $311.00
Available by the dozen
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Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc
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Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Nelson
  New Zealand
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
Available by the dozen
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About Waimea Winery
One of the higher profile Nelson wineries, Waimea Estates has grown quickly in size and stature since its first vineyards were planted in 1993
The Nelson River winegrowing region in general, and Waimea in particular, have a growing reputation for aromatic wines. The Sauvignon Blanc from Waimea has become a popular alternative to the Marlborough style, essentially classical in its gooseberry, lime and capsicum aromas, with a flinty palate adding to the wine’s appeal. From the first vintage release of a trophy winning Sauvignon Blanc in 1997, Waimea Estates has attracted attention. The Nelson region boasts high sunshine hours which provide ripe fruit flavours and cool evenings which give a fresh natural acidity to the wines. The stony loam soils of the Plains, along with a moderating maritime influence and a protective phalanx of hills, create the perfect terroir to produce a wide range of grapes. This combined with the high quality viticultural management and skilled winemaking help produce an excellent array of quality wines. Waimea»