Ceres ‘Swansong’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-Mar-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is taut and finely concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits entwined with exotic florals along with honeysuckle intermixed with lifted fermentation esters. Some chalky minerals unfold with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has intense and concentrated flavours of white stonefruits, acacia and exotic florals, along with nuances of honeysuckle. This has very good depth, and the mouthfeel follows a very fine, textural, phenolic line with soft and balanced acidity. The palate flows with good drive to a lingering finish. This is a tightly bound, exotic fruited dry Pinot Gris with palate weight and texture, and good drive. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Swansong’ vineyard, vines 9 y.o., fermented in tank to 14.1% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine undergoing 4 months batonnage. 18.5/20 Mar 2018 RRP $27.95

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