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PINOT GRIS

Current vintage 2015

Fragrant aromas of pear and peach with inviting hints of orange blossom, passionfruit, ginger and spice open up to enticing flavours of ripe pear, stone fruit and citrus on the palate. A concentrated wine that is mouth-filling with beautiful balance of acidity and a long lingering finish. This delicious dry-style wine exemplifies elegance and finesse.

Peter Bartle – Winemaker

AWARDS & REVIEWS

PINOT GRIS 2011


BRONZE – Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

PINOT GRIS 2010


BRONZE – Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

Archangel Pinot Gris 2010 (4 Star Rating)
Full of youthful charm, the 2010 vintage (4 stars) is full-bodied and slightly sweet, with fresh, strong stone-fruit, citrus-fruit and spice flavours, showing excellent balance, delicacy and richness. It shows good personality; open mid-2012+

Michael Cooper

PINOT GRIS 2009

BRONZE - Royal Easter Show Awards 2010

With the undisputed success of Pinot Noir in Central Otago, there is no doubt that Pinot Gris will achieve a similar result in the final analysis as long as yields are kept low and winemaker input is sensitively applied. The Archangel wine is already there, a benchmark for others to aim at. Bright and limpid straw yellow in colour, the aromatics strike a remarkable balance between intrigue and decadence. Honey, spices and yellow stonefruits sit at the core with nuances of pears, tropical fruits, and steel support the nose. The bouquet is sheer delight. Softly full, with 13.7% alc, the 7.7 g/l residual sugar lies at the heart of a fine, concentrated palate. The wine is fresh with excellent acidity, yet it is extremely harmonious and accessible now. This Pinot Gris has richness, yet an elegance, cut and style. Drink over the next 3-4 years, but it is hard to resist now. 200 cases made.

Raymond Chan - Regional Wines Wellington

RECOMMENDED
The 2009 Archangel Pinot Gris displays delicate varietal pear aromas and flavours, a touch of honeysuckle and a nicely structured palate with a touch of mineral grip on the finish.

Len Sorbello - Winewise (December 2010)