The Pinot Gris block is situated atop the Tupari cliffs and protected from the strong winds by a small woodland. The trees create a microclimate for the Pinot Gris grapes by enhancing the effects of the warm days and cool nights. It is the large daily temperature fluctuations that are favourable to long and slow ripening that intensifies the varietal flavour characteristics of the grapes.
The 2012 Pinot Gris grapes were picked in the cool of the night to ensure they arrived at the winery in optimum condition. A little low temperature skin contact was conducted to enhance the natural flavours and structure of the wine.
A single vineyard wine, the 2012 Tupari Pinot Gris is a richly flavoured, mouthfilling expression, with ripe pear and spice notes, a luscious texture and a long elegant finish.
- Silver Outstanding – 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition
- Silver – 2013 NZ International Wine Show
- Commended – 2013 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
An ideal companion for Thai or Japanese food, try with a stir-fry of tiger prawns, lemongrass and kaffir lime or with salmon and kingfish sashimi.
Enjoy with aged brie or camembert, a very light blue cheese, mozzarella or edam.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Score: 5 stars
“It’s silky smooth and flavoursome with excellent fruit concentration and balance, beautifully supported by perfumed aromas of pear, peach, floral and a hint of spice. The wine is immediately appealing as it shows loads of tasty flavours. It will develop nicely too. At its best: now to 2016.”