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We've secured the remaining library stock of this prestigious Reserve* Pinot Gris from Matakana Estate. Until now this lovely lightly oaked Pinot Gris has only been available in select export markets and at Auckland Airport Duty Free stores for $42.50 per bottle.
* Please note, the producer markets this as part of their reserve series but the label does not say reserve.
The Matakana region is proving to have great potential to produce quality Pinot Gris wines, and Matakana Estate's aim is to nurture the natural earthy stone-fruit character of this grape—along with the influence of our Matakana vineyard’s terroir.
Pinot Gris has elegant fruit characters but the flavours are subtle. This ‘vigorous’ variety needs to be pruned heavily to reduce the yield per hectare in order to capture these flavours.
To maintain the fine fruit flavours, the grapes are handled gently, whole-bunch pressed and then given a slow fermentation in a cooled environment. The oak contributes a layer of complexity and further depth of character to the wine. Each vintage the winemaker carefully ascertains the proportion of the wine to be matured in barrels and the duration in barrel required to achieve the perfect balance and integration of the oak with the delicate fruit flavours.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.