Vavasour Pinot Gris, Awatere Valley
To ensure concentration and weight on the palate, the yields, at the Home vineyard from where the fruit is sourced, are kept quite low. About 15% of the juice is fermented in three-year old French oak barriques and undergoes five months of lees-stirring, adding richness and texture to the finished blend without sacrificing the delicate aromatics. Displays a richly structured palate featuring layers of ripe fruit, notes of ginger and the long mineral finish so typical of the Awatere Valley.
- Type: White
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Marlborough
- Vintage: 2016/2017
- Producer: Vavasour
- Primary grape: Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
- Bottle size: 75cl
Juicy, fruit-driven, ripe whites
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ABOUT THE WINE
This enjoyable white wine produced by Vavasour is crafted in the Awatere Valley area of Marlborough. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark meaning you won't find it at multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, supplied by Foley Family Vineyards. Vavasour Pinot Gris is an inspired wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes. This screwcap wine is made with added suplhites but is suitable for vegetarian drinkers. Juicy and refreshing with delicious white fruit flavours, a mouth-watering partner for salads and seafood.
Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
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Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are one in the same grape variety, but quite different in style. Pinot Grigio has gained an immense following in the UK, and most hails from north-east Italy, Veneto. It's lighter in style and best drunk young. Pinot Gris tends to have more body and is more vicious in texture.