Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Oct-2016
Bright, pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh with tightly bound, firm aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with lifted, exotic rose-petal florals and thirst-quenching wet stone minerally lees notes. Dry to taste, the palate is crisp and lively with a tight core of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with aromatic, exotic florals and refreshing mineral notes. The fruit and fine phenolic textures form a firm and concentrated core, and the mouthfeel is zesty and mouthwatering from the acidity. This has very good energy and drive, with some underlying alcoholic power carrying the wine to a long, juicy, brisk, dry finish of exotic fruits and florals. This is a tightly bound, firm, dry Pinot Gris with exotic fruit flavour and a crisp mouthfeel. Match with Tai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the company’s Te Awanga vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel and seasoned oak barriques to 13.5% alc. and 6 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on light lees. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $26.00

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