Why the Hawkshead Pinot Blanc should be top of your wine tasting list this summer

There is nothing quite as refreshing as a cool glass of light, fruit-driven wine on a warm summer day. This summer, the top of your list should be the Hawkshead Pinot Blanc. The aromas of ripe stone fruits, hints of citrus and a touch of sweet spice makes for the perfect social drink at any time of the day. 

The team at Hawkshead felt there was one Pinot missing from their portfolio, so after a serious search, they found the perfect Central Otago Pinot Blanc. Trust me - you don’t want to miss this one on your stop at Kinross with Altitude Tours!  

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The poetic flavour blends originate from the Pinot Noir family, the Pinot Blanc is a colour mutation from Pinot Noir. When standing on its own, Pinot Blanc is brashly aromatic and fruit driven. Boasting textural richness and fruit flavours, the 2021 Hawkshead Pinot Blanc offers a new twist on summer vinos. 

Not only is it loved for its fresh and fruity lightness, Pinot Blanc also has the ability to enhance a number of different food pairings – making it the perfect pairing any time of the day. Whether you are popping in for a glass of wine, or for the full wine and dine lunch experience, the Pinot Blanc is sure to perfect your experience and invigorate your tastebuds! 

Hawkshead Pinot Blanc

I can guarantee, it will be an excellent topic of conversation – “are you sure you don’t mean Pinot Gris”? 

The Pinot Blanc is not your traditional white wine choice in New Zealand, and it has previously lingered in the shadow of Chardonnay. 

Hawkshead is changing that – their Pinot Blanc is a delicate, classy summer wine, excellent with food but also designed to be enjoyed in the moment and with great company. 

We all know, New Zealanders do many things well, but they excel in trying out something new, something different and making it their own. Go on create your very best food match with Hawkshead Pinot Blanc and share it with us.  

The next time you are mulling over the appropriate refreshing tipple on your Altitude Wine Tour, try the distinctively different Hawkshead Pinot Blanc – its sure to hit the spot! 

  Rebecca Lynch, whitelawmitchell
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