All about wine
This week’s wine is a lovely 2011 Huntaway Reserve Pinot Gris.
The wine represents a blend of Pinot Gris from some of the finest vineyards in Gisborne.
The blending of a small proportion of Gewurztraminer was included to increase the complexity of this wine, this added spicy notes and an oily texture to the palate. The inclusion of a proportion of malolactic fermentation also added to the texture complexity without diminishing the varietal character of the Pinot Gris. The result is an elegant, approachable wine, distinctive to the Gisborne region.
Straw in colour with green tinges, the wine has a bouquet of pear, spice and ripe stone fruit, with musky floral hints. The lingering underlying savoury complexity leads to a spicy off- dry finish.
Ready to be enjoyed now, or cellar for two to five years to develop the savoury honeyed characteristics. It would be lovely with a bowl of chicken curry. Enjoy!
The Weekend Sun has a bottle of 2011 Huntaway Reserve Pinot Gris for lucky readers who can tell us what was added to the wine to give it an oily texture?
Entries must be received by April 10.