Elephant Hill ‘Le Phant Blanc’ Hawke’s Bay 2017

Blended White from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Aug-2018
Bright pale straw colour, very light on the rim. The nose is fresh and firm with a taut core of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle notes of exotic florals and apricots, layered with complexing mineral and nutty detail and a suggestion of salinity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fine heart of white stonefruits and florals harmoniously integrated with delicate, complexing mineral and nutty lees elements. The mouthfeel is crisp with refined acidity and the wine flows along a refined, textured line leading to a zesty, moderately sustained finish. This is a fine and firmly concentrated blended white with stonefruit and floral flavours along with a layer of minerals on a fresh palate with a delicate line. Serve as an aperitif, and with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years. A blend of 58% Pinot Gris, 38% Viognier and 4% Gewurztraminer from the Te Awanga vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel with 5% in barrel to 13.0% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 8 months on lees. 17.5+/20 Aug 2018 RRP $26.00

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