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Maude Pinot Gris 2012

Maude Pinot Gris 750ml 2012    
Sku: 1848391*

Maude is owned by the experienced winemaking couple of Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen. The two produce hand-crafted wines from their custom built winery set against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago. Together, they have over two decades of international winemaking experience. After marrying in 2003, they decided to move back home to New Zealand to be closer to family and establish Maude. Part of the motivation to move to Central Otago was the eternal search for the holy grail of winemaking, Pinot Noir perfection. It comes as no surprise to industry insiders that Maude has become an instant success. The current range includes a Central Otago Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, as well as, the pinnacle of the brand from the family’s own vineyard - Mount Maude Pinot Noir. At 45 degrees longitude, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Here, the grapes have the longest hang-time of any viticultural area and can be picked as late as mid-May which allows for perfect ripening. The soil profile of clay and gravel mix is free-draining and stable. This wine combines fruit Maude’s very own mature family vineyard Mt. Maude and three of Central Otago’s premium sub-regions - Gibbston, Northburn and Queensbury. Each vineyard contributes uniquely to the complexity of the finished wine.

Tasting notes
A pale straw with hints of green, this dry Pinot Gris presents aromas of floral and hints of ginger frame defined flavors of poached pear and exotic spice.

Technical notes
(100% Pinot Gris). Hand harvested fruit from Mt Maude and Cromwell Basin was whole-bunch pressed to extract only free run juice, which was fermented in stainless steel. The Pisa Range fruit was slightly riper and more robust; it was foot-stomped for a bit then pressed and 40% fermented in older oak barrels for two months which contributed viscosity and texture to the wine.

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Regional Varietals:
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Country: New Zealand
Region: Central Otago
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine
 
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