MIDDLE-EARTH Pinot Gris 2020
25,60 CHF pro Liter
incl. statutory VAT excl. shipping costs
delivery time 1-2 Werktage
A dry top value Pinot Gris from Nelson. One of our best selling Pinot Gris with a lovely texture and food friendliness that makes for an easy-drinking wine.
MIDDLE-EARTH Pinot Gris 2020
Cameron Douglas MS: 93/100 (Excellent). The aromas and flavours of Nelson are as strong as the varietal signature - a soft and silty minerality is accentuated by aromas of fresh yellow and red apple, some pear, quince and white spices. Crisp, refreshing and just dry on the palate with flavours that reflect the nose. The mouthfeel is finely textured and satin-like pushed along by the acidity. Balanced and well made. Best drinking from purchase and through 2023+.
Wine Orbit (Sam Kim): 93/100. This is instantly appealing on the nose, showing poached pear, honeydew melon, citrus peel and subtle spice notes. The palate displays beautifully rounded mouthfeel and supple texture, well supported by juicy acidity, finishing succulent and lingering. At its best: now to 2024.
Pale straw in colour and medium to heavy bodied, thanks to being hung on the vine till truly ripe. This concentrated wine has layers flavour, textures and a fullness characteristic of wines aged on lees. There are reflections of exotic spice on the nose and palate, suggestions of apples, pears and nougat, followed by a saline - like minerality, finishing clean and dry.
Aromas and flavours:
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Vineyards: Home Vineyard and Brightwater Estate Vineyard, Nelson, New Zealand
Soil type: Flat alluvial soils, gravel with a layer of silt loam.
Winemaking: The grapes were machined harvested in the cool of morning, carted around the block to the winery, the juice enjoying a short soak on skins for the extraction of fine phenolics and flavour precursors. The fruit was then put though a quick but gentle press cycle to de-juice. Once separated the juice was cold-settled and racked to achieve low solids prior to ferment - promoting crisper and more pure aromatics. Winemaker Trudy Sheild had two tanks of free run/light pressings juice which were fermented with two different yeast strains chosen on ability to impart mouthfeel and emphasise varietal character. The hard pressings were settled and fermented separately with an alternative yeast strain chosen for an exotic spice character it brings to a wine. Carefully controlled ferments in stainless steel enabled each yeast to sing, drawing out characters otherwise hidden in the matrix of the juice. Once the ferments were arrested the wines were promptly racked off gross yeast lees to fresh tanks. The fine lees were stirred through the wine once a fortnight - slowly but carefully building body and texture into the wine. The three components of this wine predetermined in March by the picking decisions. Each was then individually nurtured in the winery before blending in September. The wine was then finished for bottling in the first week of October 2020.
Residual sugar: 7g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Cellaring potential: 2023
Produced and bottled by: Winelord Ltd., 97 Livingston Road, Brightwater, PO Box 792, Nelson 7010, New Zealand