Pioneer Series Pinot Gris 2018
7.5% Discount on 6 to 11 bottles
12.5% Discount on 12 or more bottles
Rated 93 Points | It is fabulously fruited and aromatic on the nose showing poached pear, rockmelon, lemon peel and subtle spice aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is mouthfilling and silky. The wine offers pristine fruit intensity together with rounded mouthfeel and bright acidity, finishing persistent and succulent.
2018 PIONEER SERIES Pinot Gris
Shaky Bridge Pioneer Series wines are crafted to deliver a high quality entry point to the distinctive style of our wines. A ‘younger sister’ brand to our top tier Shaky Bridge Artisan Series, our Pioneer Series wine offers excellent grape typicity, flavour and value for money. We don’t believe in compromising on quality at any pricing tier.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Pioneer Series Pinot Gris is comprised of fruit harvested solely from our Terrace vineyard. A deliciously easy drinking Pinot Gris, the wine shows a broad spectrum of fruit flavours including peach, nectarine, lemon zest and pear. We intentionally make this wine in an approachable fruit forward style, with just enough residual sugar to balance the natural acidity and to provide a smooth, enjoyable Pinot Gris experience. This is high quality Pinot Gris at a very affordable price.
Shaky Bridge Wines is located in the stunningly beautiful Alexandra Basin of Central Otago, New Zealand. Our source vineyards are situated below the 45th Parallel in the southern most wine growing region on the globe. Our location is ideally suited to the creation of the aromatic varieties of white wine, alongside Pinot Noir which is our primary variety.
Sourcing fruit from 6 distinct blocks, varying in age from 10 - 30+ years, Shaky Bridge Wines owns one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Central Otago. The various locations, soil types and clones used within each block provides our winemaker, Dave Grant, with a virtual painters pallet of flavors to create multi dimensional wines of exceptional quality, depth and satisfaction.
David Grant (NZ)
May 5 2014
Alcohol 13.5%, TA 7.2g/l, RS 6g/l
Quality Pinot Gris grapes were harvested and slowly whole bunch pressed over 5 hours to extract the purest juice and eliminate harsh tannins from stems, stalks and seeds.
Fermentation took place at cool temperatures over a two week period in Stainless Steel, with yeasts selected specifically for our style of Pinot Gris. The quality and purity of our fruit allowed for natural fining. The wine was cold stabilised and sterile filtered using cross-flow filtration prior to bottling.