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Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris
Delicately scented pear and nectarine, a graceful stonefruit and floral backdrop with lively crisp apple freshness.
The beguiling beauty of our elevated terraced vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay creates an enchanting Pinot Gris that captures the delicate aromatic flavours of the variety whilst retaining its natural vibrancy and purity. Its perfumed notes and soft hints of ginger introduce a soft yet, delicate style with fresh citrus vitality that dances across your tongue. A unique cool climate expression of this wonderful varietal. Elegant, crisp and altogether refreshing.
Hawke’s Bay has one of New Zealand’s warmest grape-growing climates, making it the ideal place to produce some of the country’s most unique styles of Pinot Gris. Sun-drenched Crownthorpe Terraces is regarded as one of the top wine producing sites and is home to our ripe, copper-toned Pinot Gris grapes. The landscape, with its backdrop of rolling limestone hills to the north and the stunning Ngaruroro River to the south, is a captivating sight and the perfect environment for our enchanting Pinot Gris to thrive.
Our Hawke’s Bay Vineyard location:
Crownthorpe Terraces, Hawke’s Bay
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The fruit is destemmed and transferred to tank presses where the free run juice is run off and separated before gentle pressing of the remaining fruit. The juice is cold settled to a clear state, racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks and then inoculated with a range of yeasts selected to retain varietal aromatics and character, and enhance complexity and aromaticity. A slow, temperature controlled fermentation is undertaken over a number of weeks. Post fermentation, the wine is lees stirred and aged in tank to add softness and texture. The wine is then racked and bottled young to ensure that the aromatic, crisp and elegant varietal characters are retained.
Pinot Gris Characteristics
Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris offers the flavours and aromas of delicately scented pear and nectarine with a crisp apple freshness and a hint of spice. It’s floral, fruity and equally enjoyable as an aperitif or matched with food.
Pinot Gris’ soft hints of ginger and juicy, fruit-forward flavours pair nicely with lightly spiced dishes and is a popular accompaniment to a variety of curries including Indian and Thai. With its delicate orchard fruit notes, it’s also a treat with seafood and white meats including pork roast and roast turkey.
Try a glass with the following dishes:
Lightly spiced dishes, sweet and sour chicken or fish, Chicken tikka masala, Thai green curry, roast pork and chicken, goats cheese salad, creamy pasta dishes, pan-fried tarakihi, sticky pork ribs, fruit salad, baked apple tart.