Supernatural Spook Light Pinot Gris 2019
$39.90 inc. GST
92/100 – Tom Cannavan
“Skin fermented, a lovely rose gold colour. Seven days on skins which is less than normal, but first time this wine has been made since 2016, as you need perfect fruit to do skin contact. Briary and lightly earthy, toffee, tobacco, seeds and nuttiness, with such a lovely blast of fruit, peach kernels and pithy orange.” – Tom Cannavan
Tasting Note: Soft copper colour. There is a caramelised, creamy and quite rich, buttery palate with popcorn, dried apricot and even berry flavours on this full-bodied wine. There’s more than a passing resemblance to old-school Chardonnay in that amalgam of flavours. At the same time, it is also quite phenolic from start to finish, drying ( just shy of astringent), and clearly oxidative.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were hand-picked from the dry-farmed steep east slopes of the vineyard. Light soils and good drainage produce very high quality fruit. De-stemmed, pied de cuve ferment on skins for seven days before being pressed off just prior to the finish of fermentation. Rested on fine lees following full malolactic fermentation until bottling. Unfined, reluctantly filtered and minimal sulphur added prior to bottling.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Variety: Pinot Gris
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
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