Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018/20 750ml


Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018/20 750ml

5 stars (18.5/20) Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 stars (93/100) Wine Orbit
‘Excellent’ (93/100) Cameron Douglas MS

"Pristine and elegant, the inviting bouquet shows fresh pear, green rockmelon, floral and apple aromas, leading to a succulent palate that’s beautifully weighted and flowing. It’s vibrant and silky with a long smooth finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2019

The Pinot Gris has aromas of pear and sweet white peach with a little hint of honeysuckle. It is fragrant and full-bodied, with great intensity of fruit and threaded with fresh acidity and a lingering finish.

Established in 2003, Elephant Hill is located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. They aim to make wines that are balanced, elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from.

The 2018 Pinot Gris is produced from their Te Awanga Estate vineyard. The low-cropped, fully-ripened fruit was harvested early before autumn set in. The fruit was gently pressed and fermented in a stainless-steel tank with indigenous yeast. Lees stirred in the tank with our banner every couple of weeks for 3 months. The wine was bottled on 26th September 2018.

Alc: 13%

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