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Staete Landt Pinot Gris

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Staete Landt is the name given to NZ when Abel Tasman first discovered it, so now we have the history lesson out of the way, let's chat about the wine. It's a lush style of pinot gris that has lots of everything! Stone fruits, nashi pears and whiffs of spice waft out of the glass, along with hints of crushed biscuits. The palate is medium-bodied and relatively dry, with spiced pear flavours, a creamy mouthfeel, and a bright, savoury-edged finish that will see it match well with poultry dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 vintage Staete Landt Pinot Gris has a deliciously perfumed aroma of pear, vanilla pannacotta, orange blossom, and apricot. The palate is broad with tropical notes, white peach and pear. This is made more complex by the flavours of toffee, cinnamon and vanilla spice. It is bone dry with a palate weight that provides stunning balance to a beautifully complex wine. The wine is delicious now but will continue to develop over the next 5 years.

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Staete Landt Pinot Gris

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Distinctive wine, powerful, robust and dry, estate-grown and hand-harvested at Rapaura, and fermented and matured for nine months in old French puncheons. Mouthfulling and slightly creamy, with concentrated =, ripe stonefruit and spice flavours, and a well-rounded finish.
July/Aug Winestate

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