Petane Hau Hau Pinot Gris 2019

Petane Hau Hau Pinot Gris 2019

  • Pinot Gris
  • New Zealand, 750ml

"For starters just try to peel your eyes away from the glorious golden-ness that pours into the glass in order to command your arm to actually raise it to your nose.  You'll be hit by roast pear, caramelised, spiced apple and pecan pie perfume which, if you can then persuade your hand to lower the goblet toward your mouth, will send a tsunami of tropical tang across the tastebuds." Yvonne Lorkin

  • Winery: Petane Station
  • Varietal: Pinot Gris
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Food pairing: Light seafood & vegetable based risottos, salads & sauces; fried fish & Fish & Chips; mushroom risotto; Hummus

"Our dry farmed vines had to work hard this season as the conditions from mid-summer to late autumn were hot and dry. Crop thinning, trimming and a late leaf pluck all combined well to enhance ripening, we went late with the leaf removal to reduce sun burn to the bunches.

Hand picked over 3 days, starting on the 27th of March and finishing on the 5th of April. After a WBP the juice was settled over night then racked into a stainless ferment tank. After selecting our favoured yeast culture, a nice cool ferment started, this slow ferment has allowed the wine to retain the delicate fruit flavours, post ferment the wine was left on its yeast lees to evolve, then fined, crossflow filtered and bottled." Petane Estate

"Petane Wines is situated in Eskdale, Hawke's Bay, part of the Esk Valley wine growing region. Esk Valley enjoys a maritime influence where the hot dry summer days experience a cooling sea breeze in the late afternoon.

This natural thermostat allows for gradual sugar accumulation and slow acid reduction giving natural berry ripeness, sublime flavour profiles and fine structure and balance to our wine. This maritime climate is ideal for the varieties we grow - Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Blanc and Gamay.

Our vines grow on deep alluvial river sands and stone, left behind by the Esk River. This free draining soil allows the vine roots to reach deep into the earth helping us to achieve full flavoured and true to variety wine styles." 

  • 5 Stars -  Yvonne Lorkin
  • Gold - Hawke's Bay Wine Awards (2018 vintage)
  • Silver - NZ Aromatic Wine Competition (2018 vintage)




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