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Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2019

New Zealand, Awatere Valley
Pinot Gris
Price code D
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DT

Dan Taylor
Export / Sales Manager, Kono NZ LP

NC

Nicola Clay
Kono NZ LP

Description

A complex and fruit-driven Pinot Gris from Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this wine shows aromas of juicy pear and citrus blossom leading to a palate of fresh quince, golden apple, and hints of sweet spice. With integrated fine phenolics and smooth acidity this is a fresh and richly textured wine with a long and lingering finish.

Awards

Gold International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)

BLUE GOLD - Sydney International Wine Competition 2020
GOLD - International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 UK 2020
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
GOLD - Marlborough Wine Show 2019

Certifications

VegetarianVegan

Alcohol

13.5%

Analytical data

5.0 g/l residual sugar
6.2 g/l acidity
3.54 pH

Tohu Manaaki Range

Vineyard

Southern Awatere Valley, cool climate, 200 metres above sea level on stony river terraces. Drier climate than other parts of Marlborough, the growing season in the Awatere Valley is longer, and is ripening slower.

Vinification

Grapes sourced from a number of prime sites in the Awatere Valley are gently pressed once at the winery to obtain beautifully clear free-run juice, with the harder pressings keep separate and allowed to oxidise and soften phenolics before being re-combined with the free-run. The juice is then settled and racked into stainless steel tanks for warming and inoculation with carefully selected yeasts. Fermentation is carried out at cool temperatures of around 10-13°C to help preserve the fruity characters and lasts around 21 days until the balance of residual sugar and acidity/phenolics has reached the ideal point. Post-ferment the wine is held in tank and matured for a short period of time before being stabilised ready for bottling. With no additional finings judged necessary, this wine was ready for bottling in early July 2019.

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