Dry River Martinborough Pinot Gris 2015

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Feb-2016
Full, bright, light golden-hued yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. This has a firmly concentrated nose with rich, deep, ripe yellow stonefruit aromas softly integrated with exotic yellow florals, honeysuckle and wild honey. Very delicate talc botrytis, apricot kernel, and nutty nuances emerge, providing complexing detail, supporting the beautiful, ripe fruit clarity. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with layers of ripe yellow stonefruits, tropical fruits, honeysuckle and honey, along with soft marmalade botrytis elements. The fruit is rich and along with the sweetness forms an unctuous core underlined by very fine phenolic textures. Soft acidity enhances the richness and near opulence. The palate carries to a rich amalgam of ripe fruit and subtle botrytis flavours that are long and lingering. This is a rich, ripe, unctuous medium-sweet Pinot Gris with stonefruit and honied flavours. A classical Dry River expression that will match Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the ‘Dry River Estate’, vines 8 y.o. and 35 y.o., with fruit from ‘Craighall Block 5’, vines approx. 25 y.o. 3 picks of fruit, the last with a little shrivel and botrytis. Fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 20 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 19.0+/20 Dec 2015 RRP $55.00

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