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Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

Aromatic Pinot Gris that will seduce you

Single Bottle:

In stock


Varietal:Pinot Gris

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12.5%

Region: Marlborough

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

Pale with golden touches. Elegant aromas of rock melon yield to layers of chamomile and citrus. Beautiful prosciutto-wrapped melon, Nashi pear and fruit notes are underscored with lingering texture, mouthfeel and linear acidity. The palate is complex, finishing with hints of wet stone minerality.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:BioGro NZ - 5266

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:8-10°C

Sugar Residual:6.1 g/l

Drink By:2031

Wine Ageing:Combination of stainless steel, neutral French oak and concrete egg.

Winemaking Style:Traditional / low-preservative

Harvest:The grapes were machine harvested in late March yielding nine tonnes per hectare.

Winemaking:The fruit was membrane-pressed immediately, no preservatives were added in the field to reduce the grape phenolics. The juice was then floated and inoculated with certified organic Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in a stainless steel tank. At 8 Brix, 10% of the juice was fermented in neutral French oak barrels and another 10% was transferred to a concrete egg for fermentation. These portions underwent malolactic fermentation to add complexity and mouthfeel to the finished wine. The wine was stabilised and bottled in October 2021.

Viticulture:The grapes come from the family-owned Loveblock Farm in Lower Dashwood and were sourced entirely from the certified-organic Triangle vineyard. Here on the valley floor, the vineyard soils are aged alluvial loams containing some silt loam over stone. Organic management decreases the vigour of the vines, reducing berry size and hence overall yields.

Food Pairing:Chicken and mushroom risotto, Grilled prawns with citrus salsa, Roasted turkey with stuffing, Butternut squash ravioli, Thai green curry

Reviews and Accolades


93 points Cameron Douglas MS (


The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

Organic wine with a small proportion (10%) finished fermentation in a concrete egg, while a second small portion was fermented in neutral French oak barrels. The result is a luscious wine in an off-dry style, with attractive pear and apple flavours. Good value at this price.

Taste Profile


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Loveblock passionately embraces sustainable, low-intervention farming to reveal wine's true terroir. Unconventional and deliberate omissions make their wines exceptional. Erica and Kim Crawford are viticulturists, winemakers, farmers, and innovators. Erica returned to winemaking, influenced by her love for the industry and a desire to let the land dictate results. With a background in medical science and business, she cherishes her unique role. Kim, with over 30 years of winemaking experience, transformed rugged Marlborough land into a sustainable farm and vineyard. He breathes life into provided resources to create outstanding wines. Beyond wine, his passion lies in hunting, an experience he extends to others.

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