Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris

£16.95
  • Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris
  • Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris

Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris

£16.95

AVAILABILITY: 16 in stock

Grape Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
Style Dry, White, Full Bodied, Floral, Stone Fruit, Complex, Food Friendly
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Sustainable

 

Kumeu River's Estate Pinot Gris is produced with consistently high-quality grapes and wild-yeast fermentation, resulting in a rich, complex, and delicious white. Aromas of peach, stone fruit, and floral notes offer balanced complexity and the palate contains a lively texture. Pairs excellently with intensely flavoured dishes or chilli-spiced dishes. Could highly recommend a prawn curry to accompany a nicely chilled bottle of Kumeu River Estate Pinot Gris.  It is also tremendous with pasta, salads and chicken dishes.

About the Producer

The Brajkovich family and Kumeu River Wines is a story that parallels the New Zealand wine industry. From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine. The Brajkovichs are focused on and internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay.

Kumeu River Wines encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, which are predominantly clay soils overlying a sandstone base. These soil types retain sufficient water at depth, even during the summer months, to ensure the deep vine roots continue to hydrate the vine without excessive vigour. Therefore, the vineyard doesn’t require irrigation, a factor that is critical to the quality of Kumeu River’s grapes.

The vineyards are trained on a ‘Lyre’ trellis to help optimise exposure to light and increase grape maturity and quality. One of the distinguishing factors of Kumeu River’s wines is all of the grapes are harvested by hand. This allows the opportunity to remove sub-standard grapes by hand; the result is a net yield of purely high-quality grapes.

Vineyard and Winery

The grapes are hand harvested and sorted before an extended fermentation on wild yeast takes place in tanks.  This indigenous yeast fermentation gives a delicious complexity to the wine and brings the wine out at 13.5%abv with, for those that are interested the following stats are available: Acid 6.7 g/L Residual Sugar 42 g/L

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Sharon Hodges
Gorgeous and unusual

A bottle of this was given as a Christmas present and I’m hooked. Complex, different, delicious - I’ve ordered six more bottles!