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The Awatere River Wine Company - Awatere River by Louis Vavasour Marlborough Pinot Gris - 2017 Medal

BLUE-GOLD Award Winner
and one of the
TOP 1OO Wines of the Competition

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Judges' Comments

Warren Gibson
Fruity and simple. Nashi pear notes. Quite strong acidity and freshness. Nice balance of flavours with the dish

Meg Brodtmann
Very fruity aromas of pineapple, yellow apple, lemon pith and orange zest. A really lovely nose. The palate is fruit forward but a little dilute and hot. Completely overpowered by the celeriac.

Dr Ken Dobler
Pale straw with just the faintest pink tinge. Effusive ripe tropical fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is more restrained with an attractive minerality underlying those more primary fruit notes.

Brent Marris
Light subtle floral white peach nose following through to the palate. Hints of ripe citrus notes evident on the finish. Good acid/fruit finish. This Celeriac dish adds to the wine as the acid/fruit finish lingers for longer on the palate.

Ying Tan
Ripe grapey, apple herbal nose. Med-bodied, dry, ripe apple, grapey spice, balanced, good mid-palate persistence. Dry spicy finish. Nutty tail. Long. Celeriac brings out nuttiness of the wine.

Sue Bastian
Pale straw with slight bronze tint. Intense, floral and hints of spice and strawberry. Some lovely chalky texture and drying acid with considerable length. This dish seems to promote the lovely wine flavours.


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Lighter Bodied Dry White Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

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Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

Customer Relations Person
Andrew Parley



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