Ceres ‘Full Circle Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 31-Jul-2012
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The bouquet features bright. Lively aromas of exotic tropical fruits, yellow stonefruits, hints of honey and minerals, lifted with floral detail. Dryish to taste, intense and penetrating flavours of white and yellow stonefruits form a deep and concentrated core, with some alcohol presence adding to the body, weight and richness. Good acid balance adds to the drive and tension of the palate, and the wine is finely textured. The underlying alcoholic power leads to a finish with excellent length with subtle pear and stonefruit notes that provide interest and nuance. This is a lively and intense Pinot Gris with plenty of power and drive. Serve with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit from the 1.36 ha ‘Full Circle' vineyard on Felton Road, from vines planted in 1994. Cool-fermented to 14.5% alc. and 3 g/L rs, the wine on lees 4 months with batonnage. Winemaker Matt Dicey. 18.0+/20 Jul 2012 RRP $28.00

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