Raymond Chan Wine Review – Bald Hills Pigeon Rocks Central Otago Pinot Gris 2010

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We recently had the wonderful Raymond Chan review a selection of your wines. Raymond has some great points to make about each of our wine’s scoring each individually. Raymond is a highly respected wine advisor in the New Zealand wine scene with over two decades of wine judging, retailing and writing experience.

Here is what he had to day about our Pigeon Rocks Central Otago Pinto Gris

Bald Hills ‘Pigeon Rocks’ Central Otago Pinot Gris 2010 ****

Points 17.5-/20

Raymond Chan Wine Review - 4 stars

Raymond Chan Wine Review – 4 stars

Wine Review

Fruit from 1 ha of vines near a rocky cliff nested by pigeons. Cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 5 g/L rs, the wine undergoing batonnage. Winemaker: Christopher Keys. Full, even, pale straw yellow colour with some green hues. This has a fresh and steely nose with pure citrus and white stonefruit aromas along with secondary earth and toasty elements, revealing minerally nuances. Off-dry to taste, the palate is fulsome with good weight and presence, the body supported by good alcoholic power. The fruit flavours are somewhat restrained, showing white stonefruits and minerals, enlivened by balanced acidity. The wine is smooth with freshness and tension and the palate leads to a moderately sustained finish with open aromatics. This is a full-bodied dryish Pinot Gris with some power, and restrained fruitiness. Serve with Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4 years.

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