Coxs’ Vineyard Gibbston Pinot Gris 2018, Central Otago

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 05-Jun-2020
Bright, light yellow with a slight green hue, even throughout. The nose is elegantly presented, soft, delicate notes of white florals, sweet pear, yellow apple and a subtle mineral underlay. Dry to taste, clean and crisp with aromas of sweet pear and apple, faintly white florals, unfolding some delicate spices leads to a prickly sensation. Medium-bodied, the oily texture providing a smoothness; mouthwatering acidity carries the wine with a breeze, refreshing and light; chalky mineral presenting on the finish leaves the mouthfeel with a dusting of dryness. Good energy and youthful, a richness of honey nuance accompanied by an amalgam of spices, contributing balance and complexity, carries to a long sustained finish. This medium weight Pinot Gris has the quintessential of Central Otago, swell with plenty of beautiful subtleties, honeyed oily texture and minerality, rich yet refreshing. Match with Vietnamese pork dishes and Asian fare over the next 5+ years. 85% fermented in stainless steel, 15% fermented in used oak barrels to 13.5% alc, 2 g/l RS. Rested on lees for 6 months. 867 bottles produced. 18.5+/20pts June 2020 RRP$30

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