Neck of the Woods Pinot Gris 2020
- Central Otago
Central Otago is New Zealand’s highest and the world’s most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, intense sunshine and cool nights, ideally suited to pinot gris. Neck of the Woods is a quality-focused project by winemaker Jen Parr, crafting epic wine across pinots and chardonnay. This pinot gris was made with utmost care - handpicked and then fermented in a combination of tank and old, neutral oak. The wine has great texture and a palate of pear and elderflower with pronounced, lemon zesty acid driving the long and moreish finish.
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Jen Parr is the winemaker at Neck of the Woods. An Oregon native, Jen has called Central Otago home since 2007 and been making wine in the region since then. In 2018 she was awarded the Winemaker of the Year at the NZ International Aromatic Competition and was nominated as one of six finalists for the Gourmet Traveler Magazine NZ Winemaker of the Year in 2019.
“Gorgeously styled and expressed, the elegantly lifted bouquet shows apricot, poached pear, Gala apple and subtle spice notes with a hint of oatmeal complexity. It's concentrated and beautifully rounded on the palate, delivering silky texture backed by vibrant acidity, making it brilliantly structured and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2025.”
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- Central Otago
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- 100% Pinot Gris
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Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.