Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
Villa Maria possess the magic touch with Pinot Gris, regularly clearing international wine events of prestigious trophies. Private Bin has been included in the Decanter Top 50 Best Under £10 and identified as a Decanter favourite. Villa Maria retain the finest vineyards throughout New Zealand's grand expansive viticultural precincts, affording the team every opportunity to collate harvests at the zenith of flavour development. Exciting characters of lychee and pinenut, apples and melon, a crisp and racy acidity.
Fruit is sourced from vineyards across a range of mesoclimes, a spectrum of flavour profiles to maintain continuity of style. The majority of sites are trained to vertical shoot position, special care is taken to maintain vine health, clean fruit and balance. Parcels are harvested over several weeks at varying levels of ripeness. Fruit is crushed, pressed and cold settled before being racked clean off lees for vinification. Neutral and aromatic yeast strains are employed to inoculate the clear juice. Fermentations are conducted at cooler temperatures, to retain delicate flavour and preserve aromatics.
Light straw hue. Bursting with a fruit salad bowl of scents, ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic notes. An exciting palate offering layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. A well balanced and invigorating wine, food matches are aplenty, but ideally to be served chilled with shellfish, your favourite chicken recipe or runny cheese.