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2013 Pinot Gris

Produced from 2 and 3 cane vines, the fruit for the 2013 Pinot Gris was hand harvested on 28th March 2013, at 23.9 brix, with T/A of 6.9 g/l. The grapes were gently whole bunch pressed to minimize phenolic pick up, followed by a long, slow and cool fermentation to retain primary fruit character and aromatics. 15% matured in aged Oak barrels, with both tank and barrell portions were matured on lees for 5 months.

The wine was finished and filtered prior to bottling in late November 2013.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of poached pears with jasmine flower and a waft of freshly baked biscuits. The palate is full of fresh juicy pear and layers of orange citrus that meld with warming spices, like cinnamon and cloves. Long, smooth finish with refreshing concentration.

Kina Cliffs Pinot Gris 2013 is the perfect partner to smoked salmon, blue cheese, roast pork and crispy duck. Enjoy now or within the next 4-5 years.

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Awards and Reviews

Silver Medal at the International Aromatics Wine Competition, October 2014. Results can be found at www.theshow.co.nz, or by clicking here.
Rich, opulent and rounded, the wine offers plenty of appealing flavours of nectarine, pineapple and pear with gentle floral lift on the nose. It's succulent and mouthfilling on the palate, nicely supported by rich texture and subtle sweetness. The wine is smooth, fruity and very likable. At its best: now to 2017. 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2013.

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2013 PG Front Label 2013 PG Back Label

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2013 PG Bottleshot


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