Mt. Beautiful

2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris

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  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 14.5%


  • February 2015


  • 1500 Cases

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Flavor Profile

Our Pinot Gris is an invitation to experience the unexpected. Aromatically the wine is floral featuring scents of jasmine and lilac.  On the palate it is full bodied with luscious ripe pear and cox's apple flavors backed by a sensuous texture and a crisp clean green apple like finish. The incredible richness in flavor is achieved by meticulously hand-tending and hand-harvesting the vines.


Winemaker Notes

2014 was a very successful vintage for the Pinot Gris, demonstrating the vines beginning to achieve some maturity.  We hand picked excellent fruit in two batches.  An early pick emphasized aromatics, harmony with good acidity, and a later pick that was very ripe with unctuous concentration and texture.  The texture was emphasized through hand harvesting, gentle whole bunch pressing, and germentation in a mix of old oak and stainless tanks. The Pinot Gris is then agen on yeast lees to add required elements to the palate and aroma.


The Perfect Match

Pair our Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris with pasta, chicken, salmon, pork, and especially rowdy dinner guests.