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Lake Chalice Pinot Gris The Nest

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Lake Chalice Pinot Gris The Nest 2018 The Nest Pinot Gris from lake Chalice has aromas of freshly-cut pear mingled with citrus undertones on this softly textured and beautifully balanced white...

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Vendor: Lake Chalice WinesSKU: 54731N/ATags: Grape, New Zealand, Pinot Gris, White

Lake Chalice Pinot Gris The Nest 2018

The Nest Pinot Gris from lake Chalice has aromas of freshly-cut pear mingled with citrus undertones on this softly textured and beautifully balanced white wine from Marlborough.

 

Producer Note - Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand's native falcon, the 'KÄrearea', is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine. KÄrearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice's three unique vineyard sites. Each vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly translated into multi award-winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen. Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into elegant, aromatic, fruit-driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of outstanding quality. Certified 'Sustainable Winegrower of New Zealand'.

 

Vintage - 2017 delivered a smaller than predicted crop for the Marlborough region. Cooler and wetter than average conditions meant the vineyards had to be closely monitored; however the grapes harvested were full of the vibrant, fruit-driven characteristics the region is renowned for.

 

Vineyard - The fruit for this wine is predominantly sourced from selected vineyards in the flood plains of Marlborough's lower Wairau Valley. The eastern flood plain soils are nutrient-rich silty loam, renowned for delivering fruit-forward notes. In order to capture the maximum expression of regional characteristics, the pruning, irrigation and canopy management is dictated by each variety and by each unique block of land.

 

Winemaking - The grapes were immediately pressed to minimise skin contact followed by cool fermentation with selected yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, in order to capture the desired level of fruity aromatics. A small proportion was aged in seasoned French oak adding complexity to the wine. This wine was blended to be approachable in its youth.

 

Tasting Note - Aromas of freshly cut pear mingle with citrus undertones on this softly textured Pinot Gris. The palate is beautifully balanced with layers of poached pear, honeycomb and a touch of sweet pastry on the finish.

 

Serving Suggestion - Serve with mild Asian cuisine, fish and chips or creamy pasta dishes.

 

Grape Pinot Gris 100%

Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen

Region: Marlborough

Sub region: Wairau Valley

Country: New Zealand

Alcohol: 13%

Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 5.6

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: Yes/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Closure: ScrewCap

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Lake Chalice Pinot Gris The Nest

£15.00 £14.51