Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
New Zealanders can make other great wines apart from Sauvignon Blanc. Parcels of Pinot Gris collated from some of the finest Marlborough vineyards, trained to yield harvests of intensely flavoured fruit, are at the heart of Ta_Ku. The aim is to construct a fully engaging wine which can deliver a delectable experience in splendid quality Pinot Gris while treating the palate to an intimate taste of Marlborough. A match to mushroom risotto or a gourmande seafood caesar.
Grapes are sourced from highly specialised sites, some of which have been growing Pinot Gris for many years. Throughout the growing season, Ta_Ku seek to isolate parcels of Pinot Gris that are just right for this style of wine. Fruit is harvested when full physiological ripeness is reached and all requisite varietal characters of nut, stonefruit and spice have been achieved. Following the crush and a cold soak, the must is inoculated to select yeasts before vinification in a mix of fermenters. Winemaking is gentle, to avoid unwanted colour extraction and to retain the fresh varietal expression of Pinot Gris. Upon completion, batches are racked and assembled before bottling into the final wine.
Light peach yellow colour. Enticing pear and citrus aromas with a complexity of nougat, star fruits and apricot. Generously flavoured with a long, clean finish, Ta_Ku offers a persistence of fruit on the palate, endowed with the character and charm to delight all five senses. Best matched with salmon, pork or blue vein cheese.