900 Grapes in a bottle! "smooth texture and a lingering supple finish" 4 Stars & 87/100: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "It's elegantly expressed on the nose displaying pear, stonefruit and floral characters. The palate is nicely fruited and rounded with smooth texture and a lingering supple finish. A popular style Pinot Gris with a friendly mouthfeel." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Bright straw in colour. Intense aromas of melon, nashi pear and apricot stone fruits dominate the nose with lively, vibrant acidity. The palate is clean, fresh, viscous and mouth filling with a touch of sweetness on the finish. This bottle holds 900 or so of our finest grapes and very little else. It's these grapes that are responsible for the wines exceptionally silken texture and its clean pear aroma. They're also responsible for the rich flavours and the luxurious, lingering aftertaste. In fact, this Pinot Gris owes everything to the superiority of its 900 or so grapes. Enjoy it now or allow it to build depth and intensity with time.
Vibrant and ruby-hued, this heaven-sent half 'n half blend of Merlot and Malbec is blessed with fresh raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas and clean, pure, fruity length of flavour.
Passion is lovely with all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes and creamy soft cheeses.
The Blushing Monk behoves itself to all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes
and creamy soft cheeses.
Awards: Silver Medal - AirNZ Wine Awards 2012
Sweet dessert ice-wine style. The grapes are harvested at optimum acidity and flavour. They are then sent to a blast freezer and pressed while frozen. This gives concentrated sugar, acid and enhanced flavour whilst maintaining a natural balance. ABV: 9.40%
This wine perfectly displays the grapes flavours achieved during
the growing season. If you have ever had the fortune to taste
real Turkish delight – this wine screams of rose and lemon Turkish
delight. If you have not been to Turkey and feasted on their
delight – no need! – it’s right here in the glass! The more
flamboyant among us may suggest lychee’s as well. This wine has
excellent balance and excellent drinkability.
This Marlborough Pinot Gris has delicate hints of ripe pear and apricots. On the palate this wine is soft and moreish and the fruit carries right through to the finish. An off-dry style which finishes clean and crisp. Serve this versatile wine as an aperitif with a platter of hard cheeses, with fish, or stone fruit desserts.
Floral and lemon aromas with subtle underlying tropical notes, follow seamlessly through to the palate. Beautifully balanced with mouth-watering acidity resulting in a truly fruity wine with a long lingering finish.
Pretty strawberry and cranberry characters dominate on the nose with delightful candyfloss and whipped cream notes. The palate is well balanced, softly structured and dry. Delicious drinking over the next year. Serve lightly chilled
Light gold coloured, aromatic and spicy with a hint of orange zest to the scent and flavours that are juicy and intense with concentration, richness and the fruitiness of ripe heritage pears, it finishes dry with lingering flavours of spiced apple and pear.
The flavour of Gewurztraminer is most associated with spice and notes of Turkish delight. This Gewurztraminer is very much a spice, with rose petal, lychee and hint of ginger in the bouquet. Spicy tones fill the palate and the finish is long and delicious - enjoy the Brookfields Gewurztraminer!
Asian cuisine with a hint of chili.
Peter Robertson made his first Pinot Gris back in the early 1980s, pioneer as he is, and he returns to it, always a fan of aromatics and with many trips to Alsace under his hand-tooled belt. Pears, spice and florals top a thick, rich, honey-tipped palate in a refined, divine style.
Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Food Match: Seafood and Light Poultry
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