Ash Ridge ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Sep-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues at the heart, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented with fragrant and refined aromas of yellow stonefruits, yellow florals and a little honeysuckle. The nose has good depth and intensity revealing subtle nutty and mineral nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has flavours of yellow stonefruits along with honey, citrus fruit, lemon-curd MLF and nutty notes, all harmoniously presented. The palate is rounded and blossoms to show bright florals, and the wine carries smoothly along a fine line with soft, integrated acidity, leading to a lingering finish. This is a moderately rich, rounded, dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, citrus fruit and soft honey and nutty flavours on a smooth flowing palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit from Esk Valley, Maraekakaho and Mangatahi, 79% fermented in seasoned oak and 21% in tank to 13.0% alc. and 5 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees with batonnage, and 60% undergoing MLF. 600 cases made. 17.5-/20 Sep 2017 RRP $21.00

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