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Sweet, Luscious, Irresistible

  • Closure: Bottle Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

$34.99 $17.99 elsewhere $34.99

Regions : North Canterbury

Winery Clearance

Sweet, Luscious, Irresistible

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With a change of ownership at Waipara's prestigious Mountford Estate last year the new owners have decided it is time for a major clear out of some of the wine stocks that came with the sale. This is an absolutely delicious glass of wine with masses of appeal, undoubtedly sweet but with incredible texture and complexity that has developed with near seven years in the bottle. There's gorgeously ripe flavours of peach and quince with honeyed spice and ginger coming through while underneath it all is a soft acidity that lightly dries the long and lingering finish. You could easily think lush and oily Grand Cru Alsace Pinot Gris but it's from right here in Canterbury!

Reviews from when the wine was first released…

4 Stars Michael Cooper, 2015 Edition (2011 Vintage)
"Ensconced in a 750-ml bottle, the 2011 vintage is a honey-sweet, low-alcohol style from fully botrytised grapes, not estate-grown. Light straw, it is peachy, honeyed and smooth, with gentle acidity, excellent richness and harmony, and lots of drink-young appeal."

4 Stars & 18.0-/20 Raymond Chan, October 2012 (2011 Vintage)
"Made from contract fruit with full botrytis infection, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with a faint blush. The nose combines power and richness with a steely drive and depth. Restrained aromas of mineral-infused pears show with hints of spices and honey, revealing flinty notes. Medium-sweet to taste, this is soft, lush and rich on palate with ripe yellow stonefruits along with complexing savoury nuances. Near-unctuous in texture, this is plush and rounded, the sugar carrying the flavours somewhat. There is good energy from underlying acidity which leads the palate to a moderately sustained finish with florals and nutty notes. This is a rich, up-front Pinot Gris in the contemporary late-harvest Alsace style."

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You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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