Tinpot Hut, Pinot Gris 2014


Tinpot Hut
100% Pinot Gris
New Zealand
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13 %
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Fiona Turner

Tasting Notes

Fragrant aromas of spice, pear and stonefruit with underlying notes of brioche and freshly cut spring flowers. A medium-bodied, textural wine showing flavours of ripe pear, apricot and a touch of spice. The acid structure is steely and consistent throughout and the finish very refreshing.

Technical Notes

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from two vineyards in the Blind River sub-region of the Awatere Valley. After harvest, the fruit was transported to the winery with haste for immediate pressing, with minimal skin contact to avoid juice deterioration. After settling, the clear juice was cool fermented in stainless steel using an aromatic yeast to help tease out the delicate flavours, and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics.


“Fruit from the Blind River with bright straw yellow colour with the faintest blush, pale green on edge. This has a fresh, clean and cutting nose of white florals, pears and stonefruits, showing mineral notes and purity. Dry to taste, this has a smooth, slippery and fine mouthfeel, with light pear and floral fruit flavours and hints of spice. The palate has good body with a little alcohol warmth noticeable, but the wine has excellent balance and a lush mouthfeel. Aromatic florals and refreshing acidity mark the long finish. This is a crisp,slippery Pinot Gris with clarity and purity of aromatic fruit. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. The majority of the fruit was sourced from the Blind River region of the Awatere, with a small parcel from the Southern Valleys of the Wairau. Cool fermented in stainless steel to 13.3% alc. and 4.5 g/l rs. 18.0-/20”. 18/20 4 stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews March 2012 www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz “A youthful charmer, the fragrant bouquet shows red cherry, game and spice characters. It’s ripe and lively on the palate with lovely fruit weight and smooth texture, finishing elegantly dry. Supple and approachable, the wine is nicely balanced and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2015.” Served in Business Class of all Nippon Airways Wine Orbit 4 stars Wine Orbit march 2012 www.wineorbit.co.nz “This is an appealing Pinot Gris, showing elegant aromas of white peach, citrus and pear. It’s succulent and smooth on the palate with a rounded mouthfeel, finishing long and tasty. Beautifully balanced and approachable with inviting fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2014.” 87 points, 4 stars, Wine Orbit - Your Ultimate New Zealand Wine Review, www.wineorbit.com. The 2011 Marlborough Pinot Gris gives notes of ripe pears and peaches with hints of anise, coriander seed and yeast. The medium bodied palate reveals a dry style with lively acidity, a suggestion of silkiness to the texture and a long finish. Drink it now through 2013. - eRobertParker.com #197Oct 2011, 86 points

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