Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017
The Japanese word 'Kirameki' signifies the rocks that shimmer alongside the one hectare of sloping Pinot Gris vines at the Northern tip of our vineyard.
Our 'Kirameki' Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017 is fragrant and fruity with a touch of spice. The perfect summer wine.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2019 - 4.5 Stars
'It is delightfully fragrant on the nose showing baked apple, pear, orange peel and subtle spice characters with a hint of flint. The palate delivers lovely weight and fruit intensity, together with rounded mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, finishing long and appealing. At its best: now to 2021.'
NZ Wine of the Year 2019 - Silver
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2020 - 89 Points
"Plush, fleshy, fruity and varietal bouquet with aromas of white nectarine and peach blossom, sweet lemon and apple then a light but easily spotted wet stone mineral-like layer. On the palate - fruity with a whisper of white spice, apple and pears, white fleshed stone fruits and a floral stony soil note. Integrated and ready to enjoy upon purchase and through 2021."
The Bald Hills 'Kirameki' Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017 being a dry style wine, but fruity and flavoursome lends itself beautifully to pairing with spicy foods.
We recommend that you try it with Asian-style dishes, seafood, and chicken. 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 4th of April 2017 (24 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 4.9g/L of residual sugar.
Pale golden straw with clear hues. The nose is fragrant with ripe pear, peach, white flower, pineapple, blueberry and orange zest. The palate is dry with mouth filling ripe pear, nectarine, spice and ginger. Creamy textured with nice complexity. The acidity is fresh without dominating and helps to keep the wine focused. The finish is long.