Domain Road Defiance Pinot Gris 2023, Central Otago

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 15-Feb-2024
Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is elegant, slowly opening to alluring aromas of white floral, pollen, white spice dusting overlying pear and baked apple. Medium-full bodied, dry-ish to taste, aromas of pear and baked apple intermixed with a hint of lemon sherbet, pollen, white floral and ginger. The mouthfeel is textural with a silky thread and delicate spice adorns, and flows along with fresh, juicy acidity and lends a refined, long finish. This Pinot Gris is elegant and composed with lush fruit and a textural mouthfeel. Match with Hainanesse chicken rice and butterfish over the next 3-4 years. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in stainless steel tank (72%) and older French oak barriques (28%) to 13.5% alc, 9.2g/l RS. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Feb 2024 RRP $30

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