Pinot Gris Grigio New Zealand
The thrill of a new vintage is what keeps the Giesen team going. It's all about nurturing the vines to yield parcels of the most vibrant fruit. While Giesen retain a comprehensive host of good vineyards throughout the greater viticultural precincts of Aotearoa, it is the aim of the winemakers to ensure that nothing but the finest Pinot Gris grapes are considered for inclusion. A stylish wine with excellent varietal definition and distinctive regionality, as hints of lychee and lemongrass enhance a captivating palate of ripe stonefruit, floral citrus and honeyed, nutty complexity.
The distinctive pungency and zesty qualities of completely ripe Pinot Gris have captured the heart of Giesen. It is the light, refreshing fruit driven taste and engaging complexity of the finished Pinot Gris wine that inspires the team. Giesen work intensively in the vineyard to identify the harvest window for each site, that one or two days when fruit flavours are peaking. All sites must be closely monitored to determine the ideal time for harvest, based upon a criteria of flavour development and acid decrease as the grapes continue to ripen. Giesen aim for consistency of character and quality from vintage to vintage, as low yielding vines and slow ripening climes are what make the wines so special.
Light straw colour. A bouquet of lemon and jonagold apple, bosc pear and white florals with a pinch of baking spice, nougat and pinenut. An effusive palate of citrus and kiwifruits, butternut and creamy biscuit characters. A delicate acid finish with hints of mineral and lingering tropical fruit. Excellent as an aperitif or accompaniement to Al Fresco.