Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2006

Pinot Gris/Grigio from New Zealand

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Item No. 93618
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 vintage was as perfect a vintage as we have seen. A lovely spring gave us an excellent flowering and the ensuing summer weather was fantastic, leading to excellent ripening conditions for all varieties. The Pinot Gris from 2006 is the best we have seen to date. The grapes were fully cherry-red in color and ripe in flavor. The indigenous yeast fermentation took place in tanks over an extended period, in conjunction with a partial malolactic fermentation.

Learn About Kumeu River Map ItMap It

Founded in 1949 by Mick Brajkovich, wife Katé and son Maté, Kumeu River was one of the early pioneers in Auckland, New Zealand, that helped to establish its reputation as a world-class wine region. Still family owned and run, Kumeu River continues to pioneer new frontiers: winemaker Michael Brajkovich became New Zealand's first member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine, London, and has been testing and championing screw cap closures for close to 20 years.

Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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