About Me

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, April 19, 2011

Ti Point 'Marlborough' Pinot Gris 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris

Growing Region: Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand

Winemaker: Tracy Haslam

The Pinot Gris grapes were machine harvested and only lightly pressed; all the juice was fermented at a cool temperature in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was then stopped before becoming completely dry so as to retain approx 4 grams/litre residual sugar.
A small portion of the pressings were kept separate and fined with a little casein, and then fermented in two and three year old French barrels. After fermentation the barrels were lees stirred once a week for 3 months. The free run juice was fermented at 14C in stainless steel tanks and then after fermentation the wine was racked immediately. The two parcels were blended, then stabilised, filtered and then bottled.
In the glass the wine has a pale straw colour. On the nose the wine has hints of citrus and pear. The wine has classic generosity of good Pinot Gris grapes. In the mouth the wine has a soft supple mid palate and a persistent length and structure from the ripe fruit, subtle acid, and nicely balanced clean finish. Serve at 8C.

Drinking perfectly well this season; and over the next 4-5 years.

Perfect wine match with chicken, Thai fish cakes and light pasta dishes and young cheese, enjoy.

A bright aroma, balanced palate and a silky finish.


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