in the Wairau Valley in the heart of Marlborough,
Isabel Estate Vineyards receives
the full benefit of extended sunshine hours combined
with a long, relatively cool growing season. These
are perfect conditions for the development of classic
Pinot Gris varietal characteristics.
of the largest family-owned vineyards in Marlborough,
Isabel also has some of the oldest vines in
the region. Their philosophy of meticulous quality
the vineyard and rigorous fruit
vital to the overall quality of the final wine. Winemaking
focuses on the fruit flavors and subtle complexity
to enhance qualities produced in the individual parcels
appealing 2009 Pinot Gris is an
elegantly perfumed wine, with complex,
exotic aromas of ripe quince paste, almond and rose. In the mouth, spices
and white peaches mix with creamy
vanilla and hints of acidity in the form of waxy
apples. The soft viscosity
is derived from extended lees contact which combines
with the lengthy palate to give an overall impression
richness coupled with freshness.
with the Baked Goat Cheese and Baguette recipe from
by Jennifer Cookbook!