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Main Divide Pinot Gristext
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16¼/20

Main Divide Pinot Gris 2018

Canterbury, South Island, New ZealandMain Divide is a range of wines produced by prolific winemaker Matthew Donaldson, of Pegasus Bay. This range sources grapes from choice vineyards running the Southern Alps, regarded as the backbone of the South Island. From the northern Canterbury region, this pinot gris is crafted in the Alsatian mode, with ample ripeness and healthy RS (10 g/L). This was fermented in stainless, where it rested on lees prior to bottling. Heady honeysuckle, ripe pear, gooseberry, ginger are drawn slowly along the full, waxen palate. This finishes with a twist of grapefruit, offsetting the moderate acidity. Can stand up to richer pork or perfumed curries.Tasted: 22 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 26.00 private wine shops Producer: Donaldson Family Ltd.Distributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio