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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»

Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
Nautilus retain some of the finest Pinot Gris vines in Marlborough. Their award winning team are highly specialized at handling small batches of this esoteric old world varietal and are well versed at crafting a recognizably Marlborough expression of Pinot Gris. Drawing inspiration from the great growths of Alsace, Nautilus take aim at creating a generously complex yet refreshingly dry style, expressing fully the effusive aromaticness of Marlborough, while exhibiting the textural sensuality that's so essential of truly fine Pinot Gris.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$347.00
Grapes are all hand picked throughout the cool of early morning, off the Nautilus estate River Vineyard in Awatere Valley at the southern end of Marlborough. It's all hands to the pumps and shoulders to the presses as the team work hard to capture the articulate varietal richness of Marlborough Pinot Gris. Whole bunches are gently pressed before being inoculated with aromatic yeasts for a cool vinification, with a view to preserving the viatl characters of fully ripened grapes on the vine. A small portion may be treated to barrel ferments in seasoned oak, the remainder is held on sedimentery yeast lees for three months, infusing the palate with textural creamyness and contributing wonderful complexity.
Pale straw hue. A fragrant aroma of pears and jasmine spice, bright, ripe, white fleshy stonefruit over apples and pine kernel. The palate is medium bodied and beautifully textured, ample fruit, balance with concentration, orange blossom and mineral nut characters continue toward a soft, dry and lingering finish.
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