Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Aug-2014
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with golden hues and a suggestion of blush, pale on rim. The nose is softly full with fresh and bright aromas of yellow stonefruits and exotic florals, along with nuances of honeysuckle intermingling with flint. The nose builds in depth, showing a minerally core. Off-dry to taste, the fruit flavours are still shy and tightly bound, with restrained stonefruit and honeysuckle notes lifted by some youthful fermentation esters. The mouthfeel has real vinous presence and weight, the palate flowing along a concentrated, near unctuous line. Fine-featured phenolics add to the structure and the wine has elegant power and drive leading to a fresh, zesty, dry and long lingering finish. This is a tightly bound off-dry Pinot Gris with excellent drive and line that grow in richness over the next 4+ years. Serve with most white meat dishes. Fruit given long hang time and fermented with 12% in seasoned oak to 13.7% alc. and 5.9 g/L RS, some of the barrel portions given batonnage and undergoing MLF. 18.5/20 Aug 2014 RRP $24.00 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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