Mt. Beautiful

2015 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris

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Appellation

  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 14.5%

Bottled

  • February 2016

Production

  • 1450

Purchase

$18.99

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

2015 was an exceptional vintage for Pinot Gris with fruit that was spectacularly aromatic. We hand-picked in two batches with the earlier pick emphasizing aromatics and good acidity. The later pick of very ripe fruit focused on unctuous concentration and texture. Hand harvesting, gentle whole bunch pressing and fermentation in a mix of old oak and stainless steel tanks contributed to the silky texture of this wine. The Pinot Gris juice is then aged on yeast lees to add required elements to the palate structure and aromas.

The Perfect Match

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