Amisfield have a proven track record producing great quality Central Otago wines. This Pinot Gris opens with aromas of baked pear and pineapple alongside aromatic white florals. Expressive and offering characters derived from fermentation, the palate is luscious with fruit sweetness, but maintains tight acidity to match the textural weight.
Accolades and Awards
2016 Vintage: Bob Campbell, MW "Dry pinot gris, with plenty of yeast lees character giving a baked bread, brioche character to the wine. Apple and pear fruit flavours are also evident. A smooth-textured wine with weight and an appealing mouth-feel."
2016 Vintage: ☆☆☆☆ - Michael Cooper
From the Winery
Pinot gris is planted in parcels across our estate therefore giving diversity in the flavour profile of this wine. The pinot gris planted on the fine sandy loams of our top terraces offers vibrant aromatics and racy acidity, while the vines planted on the lower silty loams which have more gravel component give plusher more textural wines.
Harvested in the cool of the morning the grapes were delivered to the winery for pressing. 50% of the blend was destemmed and this juice was fermented in tank using selected yeast. Other portions were whole bunch pressed, settled and then transferred to either tank or old French oak barrels of various size and fermented with the natural yeasts present or using selected yeast. The wine was allowed to settle on lees for extended time so to increase texture and body on the palate.
Don't Pay: $32.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker: Stephanie Lambert
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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