Ashwood Estate Gisborne Pinot Gris 2010

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 18-Nov-2014
Bright, moderately deep straw-yellow colour with golden hues and a suggestion of blush.  The nose is full, broad and openly accessible with complex savoury secondary aromas of yellow stonefruits lifted by a yellow floral and minerally amalgam lending vibrancy to the fruit expression.  Medium-dry to taste  and full-bodied, rich and fulsome flavours of savoury, nutty stonefruits form a well-structured core.  The palate unfolds dry, fine-grained phenolic textures and enlivening acidity to balance the fruit sweetness, and the mouthfeel has good balance and completeness.  The wine follows a tightly bound, dry line with good drive, leading to a crisp, light finish carried by the acidity.  This is a full, developed medium-dry Pinot Gris with dry textures emerging.  Serve with poultry and pork over the next 3+ years.  Hand-picked M2 and 457 Entave clone fruit from two vineyards, fermented in 2,500 Litre cuves to 13.75% alc. and 12.7 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees.  17.5+/20  Nov 2014  RRP $21.00 Bright, even, golden-straw yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is fresh and steely with rich and piquant aromas of apricots and yellow stonefruits, revealing ethereal honied notes. The aromatics grow to reveal broad, waxy elements and resinous oak-like hints. Medium-dry to taste, the plate has a melange of secondary flavours of honey-infused yellow stonefruits, waxy resin and secondary nutty oxidative notes. The fruit has weight and richness, but is balanced by crisp and racy underlying acidity providing palate linearity. There is some phenolic texture and alcohol drive that carries through to a long, lingering dry finish with stonefruit and honey flavours. This is an aromatic medium-dry Pinot Gris with developing stonefruit and honied flavours with a crisp and textured line. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked M2 and 457 Entave clone fruit from two vineyards, fermented in 2,500 Litre cuves to 13.75% alc. and 12.7 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 18.0/20 Oct 2013 RRP $TBA

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