Ata Rangi ‘Lismore’ Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 31-Oct-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth and a suggestion of blush, pale on the edge. The nose is elegant in expression with a soft heart and gently concentrated aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle white floral elements, stonefruit kernels, with a little nutty lees and oak. The aromatics build in intensity with aeration. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and deep heart of white and yellow stonefruits along with florals, honeysuckle and hints of pears, unveiling subtle nutty and mineral nuances. The fruit has breadth and presence, and is underlined by some alcohol drive. The palate flows along a fine-textured phenolic line with crisp acidity lending freshness and cut. This is a rich and deep, dryish Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral and honied hints on a well-driven palate with freshness. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from ‘Lismore’, ‘Ata Rangi’, ‘Walnut Ridge’ and ‘Stonecutter’ vineyards, vines up to 23 y.o., WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in tanks and 500 L puncheons to 13.5% alc. and 4.6 g/L RS, the wine aged several months on lees with no MLF. 18.5-/20 Nov 2018 RRP $28.00

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