Babich Headwaters Organic Pinot Gris 2017

  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Grapes
    Pinot Gris

Aromas of pear, ginger and honeysuckle with a biscuity complexity. The palate is a rich, soft up-front impact flows smoothly into apple and pear with ginger and hint of citrus elements. Well-crafted structure with length and elegance.

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Family Estates Headwaters Organic Pinot Gris

Grape: Pinot Gris
Region: Marlborough
Vineyard: Headwaters vineyard - Wairau Valley
Recommended Food: Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.
Recommended Cellaring: 0-5 years

Production Notes: The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed with 3hrs contact. Parcels of grapes were harvested from our Headwaters Organic Marlborough vineyard. The wine was fermented with wild yeast in-tank with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees to capture varietal character and build interest. The wine spent 7 months on lees.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol: 12.5%
TA: 4.4g/l
pH: 3.47
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of pear, ginger and honeysuckle with a biscuity complexity. The palate is a rich, soft up-front impact flows smoothly into apple and pear with ginger and hint of citrus elements. Well-crafted structure with length and elegance.

Fermentation: Wild yeast, 20°C maximum temperature.

Fermentation Vessel: Stainless Steel Tank

Filtration: Yes

Fining: Gelatine

Maturation: 7 months on lees

REVIEWS

“Varietal enticing bouquet of Gris with apple, pear and white fleshed fruits.  A soft white pepper layer and light lees and ginger note. Crisp and fruity with flavours that reflect the nose plus a touch of lemon and barley sugar. A dryish finish with flavours transitioning through white fleshed fruits into citrus and a hint of mineral.”
90 POINTS
-Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Aug 2018 issue

4 STARS – Cuisine Magazine, Feb 2019

(SKU: BA_PGr_17)

Wine Type White
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 12.5
Grapes Pinot Gris
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Certified Organic Yes
Fining Agents Used Gelatine
Country of Origin New Zealand

90 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Aug 2018 issue
“Varietal enticing bouquet of Gris with apple, pear and white fleshed fruits.  A soft white pepper layer and light lees and ginger note. Crisp and fruity with flavours that reflect the nose plus a touch of lemon and barley sugar. A dryish finish with flavours transitioning through white fleshed fruits into citrus and a hint of mineral.”

4 STARS – Cuisine Magazine, Feb 2019

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