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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, January 18, 2011

Pasqua 'Night Harvest' Pinot Grigio 2009

Grape Variety: 60% Pinot Grigio, 40% Garganega

Growing Region: Veneto, North East Italy

Winemaker: Giovanni Nordera

With summer now in full swing and with most people enjoying lighter dishes in the heat for both lunch and dinner. This light, crisp and refreshing Pinot Grigio from northern Italy will match many an occasion and cuisine.
The grapes were harvested around the middle-to-end of August when the average temperature was still very high. To preserve the bright aromas and fruit quality, the grapes were harvested during the night, when the vineyard and vine heat decreases and the grapes could be pressed at lower temperatures. The grapes of Pinot Grigio and Garganega were separately pressed as they have different maturation times and were also lightly macerated on the skins for 4-8 hours at 6-7C.
ermentation took place in stainless steel tank at a controlled temperature of 18C. Then the batches were blended and stored in steel tanks before bottling.
In the glass you are greeted by a light straw colour with a tinge of green. On the nose the wine is fresh, lively and bright with crisp acidity. On the palate with wine is smooth with the bright fragrances of pear and apple lingering on the finish. Serve at 8C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and over the next 12-18 months.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, grilled white fish, mixed salads, and as an aperitif enjoy.

A light, crisp, refreshing wine, perfect with shellfish.


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