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2016 Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris

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Central Otago is turning out to be an appropriate place to grow grapes, considering its remoteness, hot days and cold nights. A place of extremes it would seem, but capable of greatness and famed for its Pinot, Chardonnay and now Pinot Gris, as the Rabbit Ranch clearly illustrates. This is all about texture and a sense of minerals. It’s got a core of pear and citrus, a mouth-filling intensity and finishes crisp and clean.

Winemaker's Notes

Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris, being a mutation of Pinot Noir, revels in the Central Otago conditions that suit Pinot Noir so beautifully - a long slow ripening period is desirable, with cool nights and warm days as the autumn harvest approaches. The Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris has a mineral acidity backbone and an off-dry finish that gives the wine a delicious structure and refreshing style.

Mr. McGregor’s Comments: Rabbits that once were the endemic plague of Central Otago have now been replaced with the new epidemic of the area - grapevines. Although my neighbours Mr. and Mrs. C Cocky believe that 2016 was a better year for milk than wine, frankly they don’t know their udders from a crusher! 2016 has been a fantastic grape harvest with loads of very ripe, tasty fruit. Perfect!

What To Expect: As soon as you lift the glass this wine will literally leap into your senses like the startled rabbit it is. It is bounding with fresh fruit aromas and flavours that remind me of my famous vegetable garden – apples, pears and honeysuckle. This wine is a veritable smorgasbord of tastes. Apparently it is the Energizer Bunny’s favourite tipple.

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