Wither Hills

Wither Hills Wairau Valley

Marlborough Early Light Pinot Gris 9.5% ABV2014 Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 750ml

Fresh classic aromas of bright white peach, grapefruit and pear with a spicy apple character underlying the primary citrus fruits. Although lighter in alcohol, this wine displays a wonderful lush palate with generous weight and texture enhancing the fresh acidity, apple and pear flavours.

Goes great with:

  • Cheese

  • Pork & Ham

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Fresh classic aromas of bright white peach, grapefruit and pear with a spicy apple character underlying the primary citrus fruits.

Description:

Aromas:
Fresh classic aromas of bright white peach, grapefruit and pear with a spicy apple character underlying the primary citrus fruits.
Palate:
Lush palate with generous weight and texture enhancing the fresh acidity, apple and pear flavours.

Harvest Notes:

Marlborough was sun drenched throughout late spring and summer as the 2014 growing season saw daily temperatures consistently above long term averages, resulting in one of the warmest summers in the last decade. Flowering and fruit set progressed without concern and we knew we were set up for a great harvest. With the warm weather continuing, ripening progressed quickly and harvest commenced earlier than in previous years. In true Marlborough style, flavours showed great intensity early in the season but patience was certainly rewarded with the increase of concentration, complexity and balance as the fruit basked in the Marlborough sunshine.

Fermentation Notes:

Our vineyards were harvested early to capture optimum flavor ripeness while ensuring that less natural sugar was produced to convert into this lower alcohol wine. Thirteen small and strategically selected vineyard sites including our coastal Rarangi vineyard, were harvested and kept separate throughout the winemaking process to provide vineyard integrity and also offer the greatest possible number of blending combinations. The fruit was hand and machine picked, gently pressed, ambiently settled, racked and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks and a small proportion of oak French oak barriques with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavours.

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Technical Information

Vintage:
2014
Variety:
Early Light Pinot Gris 9.5% ABV
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
9.5%