Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2014

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Dec-2014
Bright, light golden hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is tightly bound and elegant in proportion with aromas of white stonefruits infused with subtle mineral notes, unfolding nuts, honeysuckle and yellow florals. The aromatics grow with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a concentrated core of yellow stonefruits, nuts and honeysuckle. Possessing depth and presence, the fruit extract gently reveals subtle layers of minerals and lees elements. Soft acidity adds to the vinosity and the wine flows positively with good line and drive to a sustained finish which blossoms in richness and lusciousness. This is a well-proportioned dry Pinot Gris with good weight that grows in richness in the glass. Match with a broad range of white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit 65% from the ‘Keltern’ and ‘Noetzli’ vineyards in Marekakaho and 35% from the ‘Barber’ vineyard, Esk Valley, fermented with 25% in seasoned oak including demi-muids to 13.5% alc. and 6.2 g/L RS., the wine aged on lees. 18.0/20 Dec 2014 RRP $19.95

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