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New Zealand Pinot Gris

Mouth-filling, rich, refreshing. An intense pleasure, whether refreshingly light or richly complex.

Grown throughout New Zealand, Pinot Gris is fresh and full flavoured with notes of apple, pear, honeysuckle, spice and bread. Barrel aging, fermenting with native, wild yeasts, and lees stirring are common winemaking practices in New Zealand to build texture, mouth feel and complexity.

Breaking onto the New Zealand scene in the 1990s, Pinot Gris has enjoyed a dramatic rise to fame and is now the third most popular white variety in the country.

Styles – Very versatile. Produces light bodied, fruit driven wines as well as rich, mouth-filling wines.

Soils – Grown on range of soils, but favours clay-rich, low-vigour sites.

Typical Aromas & Flavours – Apples, pears, honeysuckle, spice, breadcrust, through to riper stonefruit, apricot.

Food Matching

The gentle acidity and marked fruitiness of  a well balanced Pinot Gris perfectly complements roast pork with a stewed pear sauce, or match with creamy pastas, poultry & seafood. Look for apple, pear, honeysuckle, spice and bread flavours.

Matahiwi Estate

The moment you step on Wairarapa soil your heart starts to beat to a calmer rhythm, time slows down enough for you to catch your breath, drink in the spectacular scenery that surrounds you, and you feel your body start to relax.

Matahiwi Estate is located in the very heart of the Wairarapa and pride themselves on being an award winning family-owned winery. They have adopted an extensive hands-on approach to winemaking in line with those used by the finest international wine producers whilst utilising the latest developments in technology.

Matahiwi Estate Pinot Gris 2015:

100% Pinot Gris. An Alsace style of Pinot Gris that is richer and more complex. A portion has therefore been barrel fermented to develop texture and complexity in the final wine. This is a luscious Pinot Gris with aromas of pear and spice on the nose and a well-balanced tropical richness on the palate. Enjoy now and over the next few years.

Alc: 13.5%

Mount Hector Pinot Gris 2014

100% Pinot Gris. Aromas of ginger and ripe gala apples which lead to flavours of pears and melon, with a rose petal finish. Whilst this wine is ready to drink now, it can also be enjoyed over the next few years.

Alc: 13.5%

Enjoy these elegant Pinot Gris wines from Matahiwi Estate at any time of the year!


By Adam Rogers

Marketing & Social Media Executive

Alken Brothers Wine Merchants

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