Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011
- New Zealand
- Pinot Gris (100%)
- 12 x 75cl
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Enticing nose reminiscent of apple pie and Nashi pear, with some smoky, mineral notes. Dry palate with baked apple, quince and custard flavours and a touch of stony minerality. Excellent weight, richness and bold, mouthfilling texture complete the picture. Drink with flavoursome white meat dishes.
Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel, followed by short maturation in stainless steel tanks.
Ribbonwood is located in the Renwick area of Marlborough it is the sister winery to the legendary Framingham, a far flung outpost of the Sogrape group. Compared to others in the Sogrape group, Ribbonwood is a miniature winery. With that comes the luxury of microscopic attention to detail and, in a genuine sense, these wines can be called handcrafted. Micro-vinification is the norm here, with dozens of small lots being fermented in tiny individual tanks. This allows plenty of room to handle a multitude of picking times, yeast strains and temperatures. The resultant wines derive their complexity from the enormous variety of blending components available to the winemaking team. Ribbonwood specialises in fruit from mature to old vines in Wairu, one of Marlborough's most prestigious viticultural areas. The wines are exceptional expressions of terroir, profoundly aromatic and racy with an unusually Sancerre-esque minerality to them. The Ribbonwood itself is a native tree, tall and strong in character, with wonderfully fragrant spring blossom - symbolism that sums up these extraordinary wines perfectly.