The Pinot Gris block sits atop the Tūpari cliffs, protected from the strong wins by a small woodland. The trees create a microclimate by enhancing the effects of the warm days and cool nights. It is the large daily temperature flunctuations that are favourable to long and slow ripening, intensifying the varietal flavour characteristics.
It is a single vineyard wine, the 2015 Tupari Pinot Gris is dry, richly flavoured and mouthfilling. Distinguishing ripe pear and ginger notes, a luscious texture and a long elegant finish make this a must try wine.
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough | New Zealand
Style: Dry, ripe and aromatic
Colour: Pale yellow
Aroma: Ginger and ripe pear notes
Palate: A silky smooth texture combined pear and bread crust flavours. The finish is soft and lingering
Food Match: This Pinot Gris is full-bodied and compliments seafood, white meats and light pastas. It is also an ideal companion for creamy, smoked or spicy food. A perfect match with medium spiced Thai fish cakes or smoked salmon
Cheese Match: Enjoy with an aged brie or camembert, a very light blue cheese, mozzarella or edam