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Maude Central Otago Pinot Gris

New vintage Central Otago Pinot Gris

Maude is a well respected winery close to Wanaka in Central Otago, away from the main wine hub of Cromwell. Their Pinot Gris has typical aromas of ripe pear, quince and brioche, with a richer palate weight from whole-bunch pressing and partial barrel fermentation.

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Otago
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

TASTING NOTES

This Pinot Gris combines fruit from premium sites in Central Otago, including our mature family owned vineyard in Wanaka, Mt Maude. Typical aromas of ripe pear, quince and brioche lead onto a rich textured palate where whole bunch pressing and partial barrel fermentation has created complexity.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
Vintage 2017 was the coolest we have seen in 15 years. The beginning of
the season and the conclusion were perfect but where was the Summer?
Those who live here in Central Otago will remember it as ‘a very windy
- very cold Summer’. The cooler conditions had a huge effect on berry
size and the vines produced much lighter than average yields, down to a
crippling 2 tonne per hectare in places.
Thankfully Summer turned to Autumn, the winds subsided, the sun shone
at last, the grass browned off and the light crop on the vines ripened
slowly but with ease.
With smaller berry size and late ripening the fruit harvested from the 2017
vintage had an intensity and power which we believe will class it amidst
the great vintages of our region.
VINIFICATION
Hand harvested from four vineyards in Central Otago. One being our
family vineyard, Mt Maude in Wanaka, the balance from vineyards we work
closely with on Maori Point Rd, Lowburn and Gibbston Valley. 60 % of
the juice is fermented in stainless steel contributing to the delicate and
pure aromatics in the wine. The remaining 40% is fermented in older oak
barriques giving viscosity and texture. Combining the parcels creates a
Pinot Gris both aromatic and textural.

RS 4.3 g/L

Alcohol 13%

pH 3.33

Acidity 6.8 g/L

Winemaker Notes

TASTING NOTES

This Pinot Gris combines fruit from premium sites in Central Otago, including our mature family owned vineyard in Wanaka, Mt Maude. Typical aromas of ripe pear, quince and brioche lead onto a rich textured palate where whole bunch pressing and partial barrel fermentation has created complexity.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
Vintage 2017 was the coolest we have seen in 15 years. The beginning of
the season and the conclusion were perfect but where was the Summer?
Those who live here in Central Otago will remember it as ‘a very windy
- very cold Summer’. The cooler conditions had a huge effect on berry
size and the vines produced much lighter than average yields, down to a
crippling 2 tonne per hectare in places.
Thankfully Summer turned to Autumn, the winds subsided, the sun shone
at last, the grass browned off and the light crop on the vines ripened
slowly but with ease.
With smaller berry size and late ripening the fruit harvested from the 2017
vintage had an intensity and power which we believe will class it amidst
the great vintages of our region.
VINIFICATION
Hand harvested from four vineyards in Central Otago. One being our
family vineyard, Mt Maude in Wanaka, the balance from vineyards we work
closely with on Maori Point Rd, Lowburn and Gibbston Valley. 60 % of
the juice is fermented in stainless steel contributing to the delicate and
pure aromatics in the wine. The remaining 40% is fermented in older oak
barriques giving viscosity and texture. Combining the parcels creates a
Pinot Gris both aromatic and textural.

RS 4.3 g/L

Alcohol 13%

pH 3.33

Acidity 6.8 g/L