Hans Herzog Pinot Gris 2017

$55.00 inc. GST

96/100 – Wine Enthusiast
91/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Swiss-born Hans Herzog’s Old World-style wines, made from his 26 organically farmed grape varieties, sing of both the land and the man. Ultralow yields and long skin contact make this amber wine—the color of a flaming, pink-tinted sunset—extraordinarily unique in New Zealand. The evocative nose smells like a summer evening: grilled nectarines and figs, honeysuckle, beeswax and warm stones. It’s gorgeously complex and mineral, with layers of flavor and texture. The alcohol is a touch high, but overall it pulses with energy, unfurling over time and proving Pinot Gris capable of greatness Down Under. Drink now–2030.” – Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast

“Ramato-style winemaking has given the 2017 Pinot Gris a rich coppery-salmon hue. It’s even possible to smell the skin contact in the glass, with its exaggerated notes of apple skin and peppery spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with a definite tannic bite, but that works with the richness of the other material here, lingering like silk on the finish.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Prepare for something different! Estate-grown on the north side of the Wairau Valley, the 2017 vintage is a thought-provoking wine, like its predecessors. Apricot-coloured, from long skin contact with the juice, it was partly oak-aged (20 per cent of the blend was handled in French oak puncheons). Ripely perfumed, it is weighty, sweet-fruited and bone-dry, with powerful peach, strawberry and apricot flavours, a touch of tannin, and loads of personality. Certified organic.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: From one of the pioneers of of NZ Pinot Gris , this cheeky pink blushed wine has a mouth-filling rich palate and refreshing tannins. There is a sweet lingering finish astounding for a dry Pinot Gris with no residual sugar.

Winemakers Notes: “A long extended cold soak on the skin extracted the superb flavours and brilliant pink colour. I then let the must progress to its natural (wild yeast) fermentation without any residual sugar. 20% of the wine went into French oak puncheons and its fine lees regular stirred assisting to its remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. This wine has not been exposed to cold stabilization and fining with only a light filtration to retain the elusive aromas. Natural sediments may show and are testimony of this high quality wine. Perfect in taste, naturally.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 14.0%

Variety: Pinot Gris

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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