The Pinnacles of Pinot

The Pinnacles of Pinot

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Scale our ‘Pinnacle of Pinot’ and relish the rewards. This selection is an ode to the noble Pinot variety. Exploring this diverse family of grape varieties is like a mountain hike, a mix of adventure & discovery. To climb a single mountain is a grand feat, but the real journey always begins when you traverse the range. Now you know what we love doing when not making wine...

Please note: delivery is complimentary within New Zealand. 

12 bottle case includes:

3 x Hawkshead First Vines Pinot Noir 2019 (Limited Release)
3 x Hawkshead Private Blend Pinot Noir 2019
3 x Hawkshead Pinot Gris 2020
3 x Hawkshead Pinot Blanc 2020 (First Release)


First Vines Pinot Noir - New Release 

Private Blend Pinot Noir - New Release

5 stars
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.

Technical Notes

First Vines Pinot Noir 2019 Technical Notes

Private Blend Pinot Noir 2019 Technical Notes

Pinot Gris 2020 Technical Notes

Pinot Blanc 2020 Technical Notes

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