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Corbans Homestead

Gisborne Pinot Gris2013 Corbans Homestead Gisborne Pinot Gris 750ml

This wine exhibits a pale straw colour with golden hints from ripe Pinot Gris fruit. Aromas of pears, apple strudel and cream and citrus and fresh pear flavours with an oily mid-palate lead to a long, persistent finish. There is an excellent balance between acid and natural sweetness.

"Soft and full-flavoured with an attractive bouquet of pears and tropical fruit. Ideally matched to chicken, pork and seafood dishes."

Jane de Witt - winemaker

Goes great with:

  • Dessert

  • Pasta

  • Pork & Ham

  • Poultry

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • Pure Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013

Description:

Color:
Pale straw with golden hints from ripe Pinot Gris fruit
Aromas:
Spicy pear and citrus fruits.
Palate:
Luscious pears with a hint of spice, leads to creamy textural palate, and an elegant finish.

Food and Wine Match:

This soft creamy Pinot gris is ideally matched with food of a simialr intensity and residual sweetness. Chicken, pork and pear dishes, poached fish, whitebait fritters and prawns.

Cellaring:

Superb drinking now or cellar for two to three years

Fermentation Notes:

All of the grapes were de-stemmed - but not crushed - and given minimal skin contact. The grapes were bag pressed using a long, slow pressing programme that gently expressed the flavours held close to the skins, without harsh phenolics being extracted. Free run juice was cool-fermented with selected yeast strains to retain maximum fruit character. The fermentations were stopped to provide a natural balance between sweetness, acidity and fruit flavour. This wine was matured on lees and stirred fortnightly for two months before fining, filtering and bottling.

Maturation Notes:

All components were left on fermentation lees for four months, with regular stirring to add textural interest to the palate.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2013
Winemaker:
Jane de Witt
Variety:
Pinot Gris
Region:
Gisborne
Alcohol:
12