Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
The Bald Hills Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016 is fragrant and fruity with a touch of spice. The perfect summer wine.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2019 - 4.5 Stars
'The wine is beautifully maturing; the lifted bouquet shows grilled peach, poached pear, mixed spice and rich floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is supple and lingering. It is attractively expressed and flavoursome with a lingering silky finish. At its best: now to 2021.'
Michael Cooper 2019 Edition - 4 Stars
'Grown at Bannockburn, the 2016 vintage (4*) is scented, mouthfilling and slightly sweet (6 grams/litre of residual sugar), with vibrant pear, peach, lychee and spice flavours, balanced acidity, a slightly oily texture and good concentration.'
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - Silver
Air NZ Wine Awards 2017 - Silver
The Bald Hills Pinot Gris 2016 being medium-dry, but fruity and flavoursome lends itself beautifully to pairing with spicy foods .
We recommend that you try it with Asian-style foods such as spicy pork spare ribs or a San Choy Bao. It is also delicious simply chilled, then sipped while sitting in the garden with the sun on your back and nibbling on julienned vegetables dipped in sour cream and dukkah.
Winemaking and Viticulture
The fruit was hand harvested on 12th April 2016 (22.8 brix) and whole bunch pressed to tank and the juice was inoculated with selected wine yeasts. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tank. The fermentation was stopped retaining 6.05g/L of residual sugar.
Pale straw with clear hues. Ripe pears, melon and ginger on the nose with hints of florals and lime. White peach, nashi pears, sweet ripe citrus, and melon show on the palate with a hint of gingerbread and spice. This wine is nicely balanced with sweet fresh fruit entry, plenty of acid and a clean complex finish.