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.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Allan Scott 'Marlborough' Pinot Gris 2012

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Bruce Abbott
The Allan Scott family themselves provide all the incentive the team needs to adopt environmentally friendly methods. After all, the vineyards and winery has to be safe and productive for their children and grandchildren! As with all balanced wines - viticultural excellence lays the groundwork for this aromatic estate-grown wine.
The team lead by Bruce Abbott - aim to achieve varietal fruit flavour, the fruit picked at the optimum moment to retain its natural acidity and ripe characters. Pinot Gris is very labour intensive in the vineyard - with continuous vineyards practices required to ensure an intensely flavoured crop.
Picked in the cool of the morning when the desired maturity and flavour development has been reached, the grapes are promptly de-stemmed and left to macerate on their ski
ns for a few hours. The grapes are then gently pressed, with the clear juice racked and inoculated with cultured yeast in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature to maintain fruit purity. 10% of the juice went through fermentation in old French oak barrels, and a small portion under-went a wild ferment on full solids. All the wine was lees stirred and spent the time until bottling on its lees, adding further depth and texture to the palate.
Elegance is the key for this old riverbed grown wine. Fruity aromas of ripe pears with sweet apples. These fruit flavours expand in the mouth evolving and integrating with the subtle sweetness of the wine to produce a long lasting finish. Chill and serve at 8°C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 2-3 years.
Perfect wine match with Asian cuisine, summer salads and fresh fruit desserts, enjoy.
Bright, ripe fruit fills your palate.

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