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GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014
GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014

GREENHOUGH HOPE PINOT BLANC 2014

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VINEYARD: HOPE SINGLE

REGION: NELSON

WINE VARIETY: PINOT BLANC 73% / PINOT GRIS 27%

NZ WINE: YES

VINTAGE: 2014

ABV: 14%

SIZE: 750 ml

CLOSURE: SCREW CAP

MINIMUM ORDER: 12 BOTTLES

SHIPPING DETAILS: $10 FLAT RATE PER CASE WITHIN NZ

ASSORTED CASE: NO

SAVING PER CASE: $36.00

BOTTLE SAVING: $3.00

FOOD SUGGESTION: SEAFOOD / CHICKEN / QUICHES

WINE NOTES: As the wine opens, aromas are strikingly perfumed with an exotic quality. Ripe fresh pears, baked apple, guava,  and star anise. There’s also a mealy richness from extended time on yeast lees. The palate begins with fleshy stone fruits, appealingly soft and sweet-edged and enhancing a rounded mouthfeel.  This progresses to more subdued fruit characters integrated with subtle nutty, spicy layers and flinty minerals related to extended time in barrel. There is an expansive vibrancy towards the end with liquorice/aniseed spice and gentle phenolic interest which draws the palate out. This is a powerful wine with an intriguing interplay between the soft opulence of ripe fruits and a pervasive mineral clarity and mantle of velvety phenolics.

AWARDS / REVIEWS / ACCOLADES: Hope Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2015 – Based principally on Pinot Blanc vines planted at Hope in 1976, the impressive 2015 vintage (5*) is a blend of Pinot Blanc (94%) and Pinot Gris (6%), estate grown, hand harvested and fermented and matured for 16 months in seasoned French oak barriques and puncheons. Bright, light lemon/green, it is weighty, fleshy, youthful and finely poised, with excellent complexity and a fully dry, slightly creamy finish. Best drinking mid-2018+. Certified organic. 5 Stars – Michael Cooper Wine Guide 2018

VINIFICATION: A few rows of own-rooted vines from the 1976 foundation plantings are the inspiration for this wine. We manage it as we do its cousin, Pinot Noir, removing third bunches and shoulders to reduce yields and promote evenly ripened fruit. Low yields are essential to concentration and palate weight.  Hand harvest allows exclusion of damaged or unhealthy bunches and wider options for handling in the winery.  Fruit is whole bunch pressed and the juice briefly settled to remove the heaviest solids before racking to seasoned 500 litre French oak puncheons for wild fermentation. The wine is matured on yeast lees for an extend period (16-18 months) with occasional stirring  during this period. The 2014 vintage underwent partial malolactic fermentation to further soften acidity and add complexity. Bottled in late December 2017.