Ashwood Estate Gisborne Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2013

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 18-Nov-2014
Bright straw-yellow colour with light lemon hues, pale on rim. The nose is very tightly bound and elegantly proportioned with lifted white stonefruit aromas intermixed with honeysuckle and nutty notes. Medium-sweet and medium-full bodied, the flavours are tightly bound and restrained in expression, showing white stonefruits, nuts and honey. This is fine and firmly concentrated with good alcohol drive. The mouthfeel is youthfully reticent, the sweetness balanced and cut by the alcohol and fresh, lacy acidity. The wine has richness and linearity, leading to a concentrated, lingering nutty finish. This is a tightly bound medium-sweet Pinot Gris with white stonefruit and nutty flavours that will open up with greater richness and develop a degree of decadence over the next 5+ years. Serve with baked desserts. Hand-picked M2 clone fruit at 27° Brix from the ‘Candy Block’, fermented in 2,500 Litre cuves to 14.6% alc. and 46.8 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. A ‘vendange tardive’ style. (375 ml) 18.0+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $28.00

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