Dry River Martinborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 11-Apr-2013
Fruit from the ‘Dry River Estate’ and ‘Craighall’ sites, stainless-steel fermented to 13.5% alc. and 15 g/L rs. Bright lemon-straw yellow colour with pale green hues. The nose is full and voluminous, the fruit tightly bound and initially restrained, with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and pears, opening and revealing rich honied elements with spice detail. Off-dry to taste, subtle waves of flavour build to form a concentrated core of pears, stonefruits, honey and exotic spices. This has more than a suggestion of richness and opulence, enhanced by smooth and seamless mouthfeel and soft acidity. The palate has good alcohol power and body, which underlines the fruit weight, and the flavours flow effortlessly to a very long finish with plenty of nuance and interest. This is a subtly rich, smooth-textured, off-dry Pinot Gris with good power and honied stonefruit flavours. Match with rich poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. 18.5+/20 Apr 2013 RRP $55.00

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