The busy holiday period is drawing to an end and most of us are back at work. Now is the perfect time to enjoy long warm evening rays or relax on sunny weekends with a glass of your favourite summer wine in your hand.
We selected for you delicious, ‘just because’ wines, they never need a reason or excuse to be enjoyed. Two bottles of each variety to make sure you have plenty to share.
Please note: delivery is complimentary within New Zealand.
Six bottle case includes:
2 x bottles of Hawkshead Pinot Gris
2 x bottles of Hawkshead Pinot Rosé
2 x bottles of Hawkshead Riesling
Riesling 2020Raymond Chan, Wine Reviews18.5/20pts, Gold Medal, Perfect to OutstandingBright, straw-yellow with some depth, lighter edged. The nose is presented elegantly, bright with gentle nuances of white floral and citrus, underlying honey, beeswax and stonefruit. Medium-bodied, dry-ish to taste, a taut core of lemon, lime, tangerine with its zest; intermix with lime flower and honey. Subtle white pepper and minerals unfold as it lingers to a crisp, citrus-fruited finish. Some residual sugar sweetness rounds the mouthfeel, balances the taut, mouthwatering acid. Citrus zest and a light phenolic grip bound stony minerals and crunchy acidity to a lengthy, dry finish. This is a citrusy Riesling with charming details and tension, presented with a rounded mouthfeel and dry, lengthy finish. Match with seafood and chicken katsu over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from Lowburn, handpicked, whole bunch pressed, 12 hours on skins. Fermented 97% in stainless steel, 3% in older oak barrels to 13% alc, 7 g/l RS. Rested on lees for 3 months. Oct 2020.
Pinot Gris 2020
Raymond Chan, Wine Reviews
19/20pts, Gold Medal, Perfect to Outstanding
Hawkshead Pinot Gris 2020, Central Otago. Brilliant, bright straw-yellow with some depth and slight lime hue, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and pretty, slowly growing in volume, nuances of green apple, pear entwine honeysuckle and subtle warming spices. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, the palate is unctuous and bright, flavours of green apple, pear accompanied by sun-dried apricot. Pretty fragrances of honeysuckle interweave delicate spices, leaves a tingle sensation on the palate. The fruit ripeness is just right with brilliant concentration underlined lacy acidity, provide freshness, carry mineral crunch through the palate, lifted spices linger on a long and elegant closing. This is an elegant, dry Pinot Gris with superb balance, showing aromas of apricots and tree fruit, subtle honeysuckle and warming spices on an unctuous mouthfeel. Match with pulled pork and siu mai over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from 36% Gibbston and 64% Lowburn. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented 90% in stainless steel and 10% in older barrels to 13.5% alc, 2 g/l RS. Aged on lees for 4 months. Oct 2020.
Pinot Gris 2020 Technical Notes
Pinot Rosé Technical Notes
Riesling 2020 Technical Notes