Invivo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

"The nose offers perfume of pears, quince and subtle candied fruit. The palate backs this up and sweet pear/fig dominating the fruit flavours and soft texture. The wine is silky and deceptively full bodied showing nice balance of sugar and acid leaving a clean and crisp finish that is not oily or cloying. A great lunchtime wine that is versatile with many foods but will excel when paired with white cheeses, ceaser salads and chicken dishes."

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Spring Creek/Rarangi
Variety 100% Pinot Gris
Brix at Harvest 23.6
Cellaring 1 – 4 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Reviews

"The 2011 Pinot Gris offers ripe peaches and honeyed apricots with nuances of musk and toast. Medium-bodied and dry, it fills the mouth with ripe stone fruit flavors and a satiny texture before concluding with a long and yeasty finish. Drink it now to 2014. 87 Points"
The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
"Quite a rich and warming Pinot Gris with appealing ginger, pear, stewed apple and bready yeast lees flavours. Made in an off/dry style with an impeccable balance of sweetness with drying tannins."
Bob Campbell MW

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Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery's cool store where the bins were chilled to 2 – 4°C. Once down to temperature the fruit was de-stemmed and lightly crushed to give some skin contact and then pressed and cold settled for 48 hours. The clear juice was racked and inoculated with VL3, a yeast that promotes aromatic production but not at the expense of texture. At around 12g/L sugar the wine was chilled to arrest the ferment. The wine was further kept on cold for around 12 weeks and stirred weekly. After this period of battonage the wine was fined with casein and isinglass and stabilised for bottling.

Harvest date: 5th April 2011

Awards

  • Silver Medal (Best in class)

    International Wine & Spirit competition 2011

  • Silver Medal

    2012 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • Silver Medal

    International Aromatics Competition

  • Silver Medal

    2011 Marlborough Wine Show

  • Silver Medal

    2011 New Zealand International Wine Show

  • 87 Points

    The Wine Advocate, Oct 2012

  • 4 Stars

    Bob Campbell MW