Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Dec-2013
Fruit from vines planted in 2006 and 2007, parcels fermented in tank and old French oak to 14.0% alc. and 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 7 months on lees. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter on edge. This has a light, tight and elegant nose of fresh white and yellow stonefruits unveiling layers of flinty interest and a suggestion of honeysuckle. Dry to taste, the palate is elegant and slender in proportion with tightly bound, light stonefruit flavours. There is some alcohol drive noticeable and the palate flows smoothly on a fine-textured line, enlivened a little by the underlying acidity. Subtle nuances of florals and honeysuckle emerge and lead to a delicate, nutty finish. This is elegant and finely textured, dry Pinot Gris with tightly bound flavours. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 3+ years. 16.5+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $23.95

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