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1 - 3 of 3 Wines By Lawsons Dry Hills
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Lawsons Dry Hills Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Sourced from low yielding sites which are managed to yield an exceptional quality of Pinot Gris. Slow ripening mesoclimes and a wonderful level of flavour development, extensive leaf plucking and crop thinning, produce a wine with great complexity and a lovely texture that can only be realized from harvests of the most concentrated fruit, subtle oak treatments, a judicious amount of malolactic influence and extravagant lees stirring regimens.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Fruit is sourced from the Lawson's Dry Hills property at Waihopai Valley, the balance is picked off adjacent Barnsley vineyard and Dave Eatwell's densely planted hillside vineyard in Omaka Valley. Each site is separately harvested and handled. Grapes are picked through several passes and gently pressed, free runs are filled to fermenters, secondary light pressings are sent to older French oak barriques and puncheons for vinification. Parcels are inoculated with Alsace yeasts and stirred weekly to encourage rich autolysis. After several months resting on sedimentery lees, the best batches are assembled with the pick of barrel ferments into the finished wine. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Light straw yellow hue. Intense pear drop and honeysuckle, red apple and subtle creamy vanilla aromas. Medium bodied with gentle acidity, the palate is rich and round with impressive length and just a sliver of sweetness. Pear and red apple, citrus and poached pear combine with the mealy textures and flavours derived from lees stirring and barrel ferments to produce an elegant, complex wine.
Lawsons Dry Hills Riesling
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
A Riesling of refined character and exquisite charm, superb, stylish integration and clearly discernible regional varietal eloquence, sourced from the best blocks on the Lawson's Dry Hills Waihopai Valley vineyard. Moderate crop yields and cool ripening mean that the Riesling grapes are first class, harvested only as they develop a concentration of natural fruit sugars and reach optimal flavour development. The perfect match to shellfish, green lipped mussels or freshly shucked oysters.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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The way to make great Marlborough Riesling is simple and straighforward. Leaf pruning of the vines is essential in achieving maximum quality of fruit. Moderate yields, moderate leaf plucking and harvesting at moderate brix levels all combine to produce an amazing Riesling wine. Grapes are harvested and gently pressed, the excusively free run juices are inoculated through a choice aromatic strain of yeast to enhance natural fruit flavours. Pressings are discarded and ferments are maintained at low temperatures to retain the vivid and intense citrus characters of Marlborough Riesling. Upon completion the wine is allowed to sit on lees for a several months before being gently filtered and bottled. Alcohol 11.0%
 
Brilliant straw colour with pale hue. Lively nose, florals and ripe fruit hinting of peaches and pear, lemons, lime and mandrarin peel aromas leap out of the glass. An off dry palate exhibiting impressive concentration and length, nicely balanced by firm citrus acidity. Tantalizing suggestion of mineral and satisfying textures, balance and weight over crisp acid backbone.
Lawsons Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Fruit from an array of Marlborough vineyards representing a broad cross section of soil types and microclimes, contribute a diverse range of aromas, flavours and textures to Lawson's Dry Hills. The time of picking is crucial to Sauvignon Blanc and the closer a winemaker scrutinizes his fruit, the more optimal will be the decision to harvest. Each site is harvested at optimal ripeness and some are picked in several passes. Rich oak ferments contribute subtle mealy characters and added palate weight.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from several different Marlborough vineyards within a wide geographical spread, the Waihopai Valley to Chaytors Road in the coastal lower Wairau Valley and over to Awatere Valley. Each vineyard is separately managed to achieve the finest quality of fruit possible. Yields are carefully managed and great care is taken in deciding the time of harvest. Grapes are gently pressed into a mix of fermenters and seasoned French oak barriques. Parcels are inoculated to a combination of cultured aromatic and wild indigenous yeasts. Batches vinified at cooler temperatures retain the naturally vibrant fruit character, barrel ferments contribute wonderful textures to the finished wine. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Light lemon hue. A beautifully lifted nose of lemongrass, passionfruit, lemon sherbet and green herb aromas. Intensity and complexity are the hallmarks, the palate offers great concentration, with crisp acidity providing freshness, whilst emphasising the mineral/ chalky character and length of the wine. Juicy citrus, zingy lime, passionfruit and fresh cut grass flavours all feature.
Lying east/west and enjoying a cool maritime climate, the Wairau River Valley maximises the wonderfully long clear sunny days, which are especially evident during the autumn ripening period

These long hot days are balanced by cooler nights, lengthening the ripening process and in turn, intensifying the flavours in the fruit and subsequently the wine. It is the large difference in diurnal temperatures that is believed to make Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc unlike any other in the world.

Lawsons Dry Hills

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested from over a dozen vineyard sites right across the spectrum of soil types, ranging from light stony soils to heavy loams, including quite a large proportion of clay-based soils. This diversity of sites helps to produce a wine of exceptional complexity. Other varieties are grown on sites selected specifically to produce the desired characters.

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Lawson's viticulture and vineyard management focus is on producing the flavours, concentration and balance desired in the final wine. The cool climate means crop levels are limited and vineyard canopy is controlled to allow good fruit exposure to the sun (to enable ripening). Pruning is done by hand using the Vertical Shoot Positioning system. Then later in the season shoot and fruit thinning are used to optimize crop levels. Leaf removal (also known as leaf plucking) is an important technique that allows Lawsons to increase the amount of light reaching the actual bunches of grapes and ensures flavour development.

Ross and Barbara Lawson founded Lawson's Dry Hills in 1992, when they decided to make wine themselves rather than on-selling the grapes that they had been growing since 1980

Their first vintage, which included Gewurztraminer off their own vineyard on Alabama Road, was just 15 tonnes and was managed by Ross from an old tin shed at the back of the property. Their Gewurztraminer has gone on to be recognised as one of the country's finest and soon established Lawson's Dry Hills on the national and international stage.

Later plantings have seen the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Their philosophy is to produce wines of great character at a good price. The winery claims one other distinction. Ross believes it was the first in the world to seal all its bottles with screwcaps as a means of avoiding cork taint.

Lawsons have over the years optimized the viticulture for each vineyard block and in the winery they seek to bring forward the best qualities each parcel of fruit provides. This means close attention to detail at each stage of the wine making process from crushing and fermentation through to bottling.

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Lawsons vineyards are generally machine picked and quickly pressed with minimal skin contacted. After cool settling the juice is racked clear and fermented. Fermentation generally takes place at 10-12C depending on the yeast variety. A range of other techniques are also used including wild fermentation with indigenous yeast and barrel ferment. Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented while the Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are all partial barrel fermented.

The process for Pinot Noir is slightly different as the grapes are fermented together with skins to extract flavour and colour. During fermentation carbon dioxide lifts the skin to the top and the open vats are gently hand plunged to keep the skins in contact with the juice. It is after ferment that the wine is pressed into French barrels.

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