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"This wine has all the bells and whistles from full malolactic fermentation, which intentionally softens wines, adding creamy flavours due to the conversion of malic acid (naturally found in grapes) to creamy lactic acids, which we know and love in cheese. This wine is made from grapes grown on Adam Brodie’s vineyard in Matawhero. It was fermented in barrels under temperature control and has American and French oak additions to add structure and smoothness." - 18.5/20, Joelle Thomas, Wine Writer
"If you know, you know... The Full Monty has gone through the works before it lands in your glass. Produced in a way very traditional of Gisborne, the grapes are machine harvested and then fermented under temperature control. It goes through a full malo ferment in both American and French oak which imparts all those delicious creamy notes we know and love. Its good for 3-4 years after release and is drinking perfectly now! Try with risotto, pork belly or any hard cheese." - Wine Central Tasting Panel
Hihi Wines is a small boutique winery based in Ormond, Gisborne. The label was launched in 2005 with 200 cases sold in the first year. It has grown rapidly with 2,000 cases sold in 2012. Sixty award winning wines have been produced. Hihi means "Rays of the Sun" with all grapes sourced from sunny Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sunrise. Hihi is also rare NZ bird, also known as the Stitchbird, and it graces Hihi’s revamped labels.
Bronze New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
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Hihi Wines is a small boutique winery based in Gisborne. The label was launched by Andy Nimmo in 2005 and since then 90+ award winning wines have been produced. From hearty creamy buttery Chardonnays to exciting Albarino's, Andy has access to some glorious white grapes growing in Gisborne and appears to have a firm interest in Aromatics. Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Albarino and more has been produced by Hihi leading us to think what's coming next?!
World famous in Gisborne since recently!
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