Monday, February 3, 2014

WOW: Loveblock!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Perfect Timing for Valentine's Day: Loveblock Pinot Gris!
Line 39 Wines
Just in time to make a special delivery to your loved one for Valentine's Day - Loveblock Pinot Gris from Kim Crawford!

This beautiful wine is perfectly priced to deliver as well...under $20 per bottle!

Product Description

"Loveblock Pinot Gris vines sit high above Marlborough’s Awatere Valley on the Loveblock Farm. The harsh environment that makes the Loveblock Farm ideal for Sauvignon Blanc – the strong winds that slow vine growth leading to very small berries with high aromatic concentration – also makes it suited to premium whites in general, including Pinot Gris. Loveblock is charged with creating the best wine to express this extraordinary place with its unique aspect. 
Loveblock follows a deeply held belief of ethical farming which allows the wine to show its true and naked terroir. The Loveblock farm in the Lower Awatere sub region of Marlborough, is certified organic by BioGro New Zealand, the country’s leading organic certifier.
Where possible the grapes were machine harvested, a quarter of them had to be hand-picked due to weaker vines. The machine harvested fruit was transferred to the adjacent winery for processing where the grapes were destemmed and crushed before being pressed. The juice was then cold settled for 36 hours. Racked and warmed the juice was inoculated with organic yeast and then cool fermented until deemed in balance, when then fermentation was stopped. The wine was then racked, stabilized and filtered for bottling." - Winery Notes

Loveblock Pinot Gris 2011 Tasting Notes

Pale golden with hints of green.  Aromas bursting with a potpourri of yellow wildflowers underscored with ripe pear, lychee and Turkish Delight notes.  Bursts with additional layers of musk melon and almond flavors. Finishing dry with great fruitiness, minerality and length with a touch of lime.

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