Man O’ War Exiled Pinot Gris 2016
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
The wine shows an intensity of the St Helena clone with masses of ginger and citrus fruit on the nose and a palate that is richly textured yet elegantly structured. Exiled 2016 manages to balance an abundance of fruit and natural sugar with fresh vibrant acidity and a minerality towards the end which is further enhanced by natural carbon dioxide and fruit tannin giving a satisfyingly long dry thirst quenching finish.
MAN O’ WAR VINEYARD – Waiheke Island
Since their first planting in 1993, Man O’War on Waiheke Island have taken great pride in matching specific grape varietals with the individual terroirs found across their 76 different hillside blocks. Fusing Old World techniques with New World ideas, each small parcel is carefully tended, harvested by hand and vinified separately to be blended into the unique expressions of Man O’War wines.