Pinot Gris, Awatere River Wine Company
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StyleFull & Opulent
Mauricio Lorca’s wines display an elegance and lightness of touch that we believe to be virtually unrivalled in South America. His winemaking talents have been much in demand for a number of years and he is consultant winemaker at several other wineries but, more recently, he has founded his own winery and it is here that he expresses his own vision. Elsewhere he is able to help wineries create a vinous statement that is entirely their own because of his ability to understand their particularities of grape and soil; here he is at liberty to explore the corridors of his own instincts and experiment at will, with very impressive results.
3,445 feet above sea level. High vertical vine training of high density, 6,850 plants per hectare, 1 bottle per plant. 12 months in French oak (90%) American oak (10%). Perfect varietal typicity. Great balance of fruit and oak. Deep violet-red color. Spicy aromas of black pepper and mint. Robust structure and depth on the palate. Great complexity, smoothness and and an elegant finish.Ideal wine to accompany roast and smoked red meat and well seasoned fish. Excellent partner for chocolate and dairy desserts.