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Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016

16 March,2018

Two Sisters is the Central Otago label of Adam and Kristin Peren, Adam originally a director of Peregrin. They are the owners of a 7.0 ha vineyard in Lowburn, planted to Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in 1999 to make single vineyard expressive wines. The vineyard id tended under contract, and Adam has the talented Jen Parr making his wines. The Two Sisters wines have been well-awarded, particularly overseas. Here, I review the new release 2016 Pinot Gris. www.twosisters.co.nz

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Two Sisters ‘Single Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand – Otago

18-/20

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter edged. The nose is softly full and gently packed with voluminous aromas of yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with savoury nutty lees and oak, along with subtle honeysuckle and floral elements. The aromatics form a deep heart and the nose has positive displacement. Very dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has piquant flavours of yellow stonefruits entwined with savoury creamy barrel-ferment, and nutty lees elements, unfolding suggestions of honeysuckle and minerals that add interest. The mouthfeel is softly full, with good weight, the flavours showing some stylish restraint. The wine is rounded in textures with balanced acidity, and carries to a softly driven finish. This is a full, soft and rounded, very dry Pinot Gris with restrained, but definite stonefruit flavours entwined with a nutty lees and oak layering. Match with poultry and pork and gentle cheeses over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Two Sisters’ vineyard, Lowburn, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 12.5% alc. and approx. 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees. 18.0-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $28.00

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