Clark Estate ‘Blackbirch’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. The nose is softly packed and full with gently deep and concentrated aromas of yellow stonefruits entwined with a little honeysuckle and mineral elements and an integrated layering of nutty oak. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is balanced with rounded yellow stonefruit flavours melded with a layering of nutty oak, unfolding a little floral lift and suggestions of honeysuckle and pears. The mouthfeel is smooth and flowing with underlying crisp acidity lending freshness and briskness. The wine carries to an elegant finish showing stonefruits and nuts. This is an elegant, balanced, oak-influenced dry Pinot Gris with gentle stonefruit flavours and a layering of delicate nutty oak on a smooth, but racy palate. Match with grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years. Awatere Valley fruit, half fermented in tank and half in seasoned oak to 12.4% alc. and 2.7 g/L RS, the barrel portion aged in wood for 4 months. 17.0+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $21.00

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