Man O War Exiled Pinot Gris
Pure, lucious and intense - an off dry Pinot Gris from Ponui Island vineyards from Man o' War
Named in tribute to Napoleon’s final place of exile where he was banished after his defeat at Waterloo. Exiled is awarded to our most prized Pinot Gris, made exclusively from the St Helena clone grown on our Ponui Island vineyards.
Vineyard & cellar notes
2012 was a cool but excellent vintage resulting in wines of purity and intensity. Our Ponui Pinot gris was hung on the vine for a very long time and ripened incredibly well with also a small amount of Noble Pinot Gris selected.
The fruit was given extended skin contacted and was macerated going into the press to further increase the flavour intensity and tannin extraction. After gentle pressing the juice was settled clear and racked off to tank for a long slow fermentation a with carefully selected yeast strain.
Each parcel was chilled to below zero degrees to stop the fermentation as the desired balance of sugar, acid and natural fruit tannin was achieved. The wines stayed chilled right up to bottling to retain as much carbon dioxide from the fermentation as possible resulting in a natural spritz in the wine.
Exiled Pinot gris is a wine of purity, with aromas of pear mandarin cinnamon and ginger in an off dry style. The wines natural sugar is balanced by fruit tannin, a spritz of carbon dioxide and vibrant acidity, it is pure concentrated delicious and decadent.
95 Points 5 Stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit Sep 2012
18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews Oct 2012
- New Zealand
- New Zealand - Auckland
- White Wine
- Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
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