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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fairhall Downs 'Marlborough' Pinot Gris 2009

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris

Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Owner / Viticulturist: Stuart Smith

The Pinot Gris grape and in particular the clones that we have here in New Zealand is a versatile wine which is grown from Northland to Central Otago, with its popularity and interest from all wine enthusiasts having soured in recent years.
Styles of Pinot Gris here in New Zealand can and do vary widely, but it is delicious when served chilled as an aperitif and works well with a wide array of seafood and lightly spiced white meat and fish dishes. Pinot Gris is an aromatic style of wine which when well made can have intense aromas, rich flavours and a full mouth-filling quality.
This Fairhall Downs Pinot Gris is made in a drier style to many and all the fruit was sourced from a single vineyard site carefully maintained by Stuart.
The fruit was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed. In the glass the wine has a clear and bright appearance. On the nose you have bright Pear and citrus characters. Then the palate is a rich dry style with good texture and fresh natural acidity - giving the wine a clean finish. Serve at approx 8C.

Drinking perfectly well now; and will age gracefully over the next 5-7 years.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, Asian dishes, sashimi, ham, pork, and spicy chicken dishes, enjoy.
A bright style of Pinot Gris, don't miss out.


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