New Zealand’s most well-respected examples of Pinot Gris generally come from the Central Otago region and the Misha’s Vineyard Dress Circle is no exception – a wine that consistently ranks in the very forefront of its class. This off-dry example certainly gives a nod to the rich textural style of the Alsace region of France. It has beautiful expressive aromas of pears and florals and a palate that lingers indefinitely.
Spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, the 57-hectare single-vineyard Misha’s Vineyard estate provides optimal conditions for producing world-class Pinot Noir and aromatic white varieties and was named one of New Zealand's Top 20 Wine Producers (Decanter, UK).
MISHA'S VINEYARD 'DRESS CIRCLE' - CENTRAL OTAGO - 2019
- Product Weight
- 1.3 kg
Off-dry in style (6.3 g/l) and showing classic varietal notes of pear, red apple, cinnamon and lifted sweet ﬂoral aromatics, the palate has a complex blend of jasmine, nectarine and ginger with notes of mint and lime. The 2019 vintage was a perfect season providing ideal conditions for flowering and fruit-set with wonderful growth. The fruit for this wine was hand-picked with over 40% being fermented in older French oak hogshead barrels with indigenous yeast to add more complexity and build the mid-palate texture to the wine. Although delicious as a young wine, this wine will also age for a decade or more. This wine is 13.5% alc.
100% Pinot Gris.