Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
An attractively perfumed alternative, Pinot Gris is all about texture and flavour. Characterised by nutty stonefruit characters, medium in body with super balance between fruit sweetness and acidity. Matches well with Asian influenced recipes and will leave a lasting impression. Maestro Crawford never loses a trick, his impressive wines attract show awards like a metal detector. As close to a perfumed palate as one can get without being florid, crunchy pear and honeyed almond flavours persist, viscous and moreish like a peaches & apricot frappé.
Proudly laying claim to establishing New Zealand's first virtual winery, Kim and Erica Crawford source fruit for their splendid efforts from well established growers in Marlborough. Kim Crawford wines are all about fine texture and good flavour. Pinot Gris is harvested off vines grown to silt, river stone soils, cropped throughout the season to ensure optimal concentration of flavour and acidity profile. Grapes are destemmed and pumped to press. Juices are drained immediately and left to settle for up to forty eight hours. Fermentations commence through a range of yeasts chosen for their ability to enhance palate weight and flavour. The finished wine is then assembled, stabilized and filtered before bottling.
Mid light straw colour. An intense aroma of ripe pear, melon and apples with appealing floral notes. Delicious ripe quince and pears on the palate combine with a hint of peaches and cream from the malolactic influence. Kim Crawford exhibits all the appealing Pinot Gris characteristics, pairing very well with seafood and Asian cuisine, poultry recipes and pasta.