Ata Rangi ‘Lismore’ Martinborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 26-Jan-2012
Predominantly fruit from Ro and Lyle Griffiths' ‘Lismore' vineyard on the Martinborough Terrace, hand-picked and WBP, cool-fermented with 20% in 3 y.o. oak to 13.5% alc. and 8 g/L rs. No MLF. Brilliant, even, straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, this has a superb, fresh, lively and penetrating bouquet of refined, aromatic yellow florals and spiced pears with hints of exotic tropical fruits. Dry to taste, this is extremely fine featured and textured with subtle, detailed flavours of flowers, pears and stonefruits. The palate is elegant and proportioned, with excellent concentration and a tight core that is still to unfold. Discreet acidity carries the flavours and adds an element of lusciousness, but the wine has a sustained, dry finish. This is a vibrant, classy and detailed Pinot Gris, the most stylish to date from Ata Rangi. It should develop well over the next 4-5 years. Serve with fine Asian cuisine. 19.0-/20 Jan 2012 RRP $28.00

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