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Hyperion "Phoebe" Pinot Gris 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a fresh citrus and ripe pear aroma with Autumn fruit flavours and honeyed overtones.

Region: New Zealand » Auckland » Matakana

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Winery: Hyperion Wines  
Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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Hyperion Wines:
Hyperion in Greek mythology was the Sun God, hence the effect of sun and light on the vineyard. Hyperion Wines is a genuine boutique vineyard and winery producing traditionally crafted wines exclusively from the Matakana winegrowing region, just an hour north of Auckland New Zealand. The tiny home vineyard is planted in classic grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Pin... Read more
Hyperion in Greek mythology was the Sun God, hence the effect of sun and light on the vineyard. Hyperion Wines is a genuine boutique vineyard and winery producing traditionally crafted wines exclusively from the Matakana winegrowing region, just an hour north of Auckland New Zealand. The tiny home vineyard is planted in classic grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Pinot Noir with all fruit processed on site in a character converted cowshed. Wines include Bordeaux straight varietals and blends, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Rose, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Port and Grappa are also made on the premises, the latter in conjunction with Castle Matakana. Established in 1994, Hyperion Wines consists of a tiny vineyard located on the warm clay/clay loam slopes of the Matakana district. Plantings are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, together with Pinot Noir and Malbec, while some Pinot Gris and Chardonnay is sourced from another local vineyard planted by us. The vineyard and winery are located at the end of Tongue Farm Road past Morris & James Pottery and Café, just beyond the Matakana shops junction. The Winery is a converted cowshed surrounded by rustic farm buildings. A quietly idyllic pastoral location with panoramic views from the vineyard. Visitors are welcome for tours and tasting on weekends and holidays. The vineyards and wine label are named after the mythological Greek sun god, Hyperion, who projects a powerful ‘sun and light’ image. One of the Titans, from the union of Gaia (the Earth from whom all produce flows) and Uranus (the Heavens), Hyperion pre dated his son Helios as the Sun God. The connection with the vineyard is the visual and beneficial effect of sun and light on the grape vines. Hyperion’s offspring are Helios the Sun, Selene the Moon and Eos the Dawn, each in their turn providing warmth, coolness and moisture, all factors affecting viticulture. We are now using Hyperion’s family as sub names to distinguish between our various wines. Read less

This wine has a fresh citrus and ripe pear aroma with Autumn fruit flavours and honeyed overtones.

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Wine Specs:

Sugar: 6g/l grams per liter

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