Man O’ War Exiled Pinot Gris is off-dry and single vineyard, with said vineyard located on Waiheke satellite, Ponui Island; so yes, limited and quite rare are the grapes for this little gem. Pear and ginger caress the ripe fruit flavours, which are given a final cheeky squeeze by a salacious touch of citrus.
Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Man O’ War is spread across 4500 acres of rugged coastal farmland. Almost 90 individual pockets of Man O’ War’s hillsides have been carefully selected and developed for wine growing, each chosen for the unique and exceptional qualities they bring to the wines.
Meticulous design ensures that the distinct soil profile and microclimate of each block is used to best advantage to match the specific terroir on offer, fusing classic Old World techniques with innovative New World ideas to present wines with a hallmark elegance, balance and texture.
Ponui Island – population of nine, the odd boy scout camp and home to New Zealand’s only feral donkey breed (the Ponui Donkey!).
Located south-east of Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf it’s also where the crew at Man O’ War produce their most prized Pinot Gris, the Exiled.
If you like your Gris lush, softly textured and just a touch on the sweeter side then this is just the drop for you. Drink this one over the next 3-4 years with spicy Asian cuisine, seafood and chicken dishes.