Wither Hills

Wither Hills Wairau Valley

Marlborough Pinot Gris2014 Wither Hills Wairau Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 750ml

Named after the landmark Wither Hills range that borders our vineyards, our expert team grow and craft exceptional wines that reflect our unique sense of place. Complex and full of character – this is the beauty of Marlborough in a glass.

Goes great with:

  • Cheese

  • Pork & Ham

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • Silver, Air New Zealand Winer Awards 2014
  • Bronze, New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
  • Bronze, New World Wine Awards 2014

This 2014 Wither Hills Pinot Gris has lovely fruit purity and poise with layered aromas and flavours of fleshy white peach, grapefruit , quince and Beurre Bosc pear. The palate is off-dry in style and refreshingly vibrant, delivering a beautifully succulent mouth feel balanced by a thread of refined spicy pear skin phenolics for a long and textural finish. A moreish wine of remarkable intensity and style.

Description:

Aromas:
This 2014 Wither Hills Pinot Gris has lovely fruit purity and poise with layered aromas and flavours of fleshy white peach, grapefruit , quince and Beurre Bosc pear.
Palate:
The palate is off-dry in style and refreshingly vibrant, delivering a beautifully succulent mouth feel balanced by a thread of refined spicy pear skin phenolics for a long and textural finish.

Food and Wine Match:

Perfect with a wide range of foods such as salty feta and/or washed rind cheeses, wood smoked river salmon and roast pork with crackling.

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:

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.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2014
Variety:
Pinot Gris
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
13.5%