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Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

$24.00$264.00

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

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This refined Pinot Gris has been crafted from grapes off our own superior Hawkes Bay vineyard. Full bodied and creamy smooth, it displays attractive stonefruit, apple, and nashi pear flavours complimented with rock melon, and a deliciously soft ginger spice finish.

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Description

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Amount

Single Bottle, Case (12 Bottles)

    Wine Review

    Food Pairings

    Enjoy with Devilled eggs or Sushi and horseradish sauce.

    Vineyards and Winemaking

    The grapes for this cooler-climate loving variety were sourced from low-yielding vines located within the Maraekakaho sub-region of Hawkes Bay. The site enjoys a temperate climate moderated throughout summer by cooling afternoon breezes, in tandem with alluvial soils underfoot overlaying red metal, on terraced sun-facing slopes, the combination of which is ideally suited to the Pinot Gris variety.

    The weather over 2021 growing season is characterised by a cooler start during Spring flowering which helped to naturally moderate crop levels for higher wine quality, leading onto a long dry hot summer, continuing right through to harvest and providing unpressured conditions to allow the grapes to be picked at optimal ripeness. Harvesting was over a couple of picks on the 9th and 10th of March in immaculate fruit condition and optimal fruit profile

    The grapes were pressed on arrival to the winery, and the clarified juice transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation, initiated with an inoculated yeast specially selected for its aromatic expression. A blending trial on the separate batches was undertaken to achieve the right balance, enhanced complexity and mouthfeel. The emerging wine thereafter received a light fining, progressing through to cold stabilisation prior to bottling on 17th December 2021, under screwcap.

    Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

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