Amisfield Pinot Gris 2011 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. The earlier picks were fermented cool in tank whereas the later picked block 3 and 4 Pinot Gris pressed to barrel and fermented naturally using wild yeasts. Aged on light fluffy lees for 6 months with regular stirring of the lees.

This wine is about texture complimenting the aromatics. A multi layered wine with stonefruit and spice aromatics, complexity and a textual palate.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Pinot Gris made in this style will cellar well, developing more savoury characters and more intense mouthfeel. Drink now through to 2016. 3 ½ Stars Winestate Magazine (DEC/2012)

A lovely example that is well crafted and has a noticeable complexity and texture that adds an interesting layer.

Cameron Douglas, August 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium straw in colour.

Aroma

Aromatics of fresh pear, quince and a pronounced spicy ginger character from the wild barrel ferments. We also see, ever so slightly, an orange blossom character which seems to be a vineyard specific outcome from our wild ferments.

Palate

The palate is long and supple with a flinty mineral finish. The lees stirring during maturation has given a very textual wine with stylish complexity. The wine is very approachable now but will continue to reward with cellaring.

Cellaring

Pinot Gris made in this style will cellar well, developing more savoury characters and more intense mouthfeel. Drink now through to 2016.

Food Matching

Potato gnocchi with red pepper sauce, chorizo & olives or vine tomatoes, feta and grilled croutons.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

Winery Profile

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Amisfield Wine Company was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on their Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin.

This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old.

Amisfield wines reflect the company's grape growing and winemaking philosophy underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. Stringent yield management practices deliver concentrated fruit flavour, consistency and complexity derived from the range of soils found on the vineyard.A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Wines are showcased at Amisfield's Lake Hayes Bistro and Wine Tasting Room where more than 50,000 New Zealand and international guests sample the range of vintages every year.

Amisfield is an accredited and committed member of the New Zealand Winegrowers' Sustainable Winegrowing Programme centring on a quality management system and environmental sustainability.

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