Dom Maxwell The Bloom 2018

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Dom Maxwell Hillside Pinot Gris 2018

A unique blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer from Waipara

    • This wine was a blast to make. Deciding on which varieties to put in the blend, spending time with the grower on how to deal with them differently, when to pick, how to process into wine - so many absorbing forks in the road and I loved every minute. Waipara makes beautiful aromatic wines and I was keen to put a different slant on this.
    • Naked have been completely supporting my endeavours to produce interesting and delicious wine from a small and often unknown region. Through the incredible journey that was the crowd funding to help me get off the ground, their continual support and the total enthusiasm they have shown for my wines, I have been able to concentrate on picking, pressing, fermenting and blending these unique wines for Naked and the Angels.
    • Beautiful, light and ethereal on the nose with quite a bouquet of lychee, citrus fruits and freshly picked white spring flowers. A fresh and lengthy palate carries the citrus fruits throughout with a hint of fruit sweetness but finishing dry. Great by itself or with light meals.

    Dom Maxwell, Winemaker

Ageing advice
Drink now to 2023.

Serving advice
Serve lightly chilled at 10-12°C

Local food match
It has to be a homemade Thai salad...thinly sliced red chili included!

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