Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Jun-2018
Brilliant, even, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little pale edged. The nose is soft and gently packed with a concentrated and rounded nose of ripe yellow stonefruits, exotic florals and pear fruit with honeysuckle. The aromatics are initially a little restrained, but open up to show plenty of detail and interest. Medium in sweetness and medium-bodied, the palate has a tight, but rounded heart of ripe yellow stonefruits entwined with honeysuckle, exotic florals and tropical fruits. The palate has firmness and drive, and flows along a smooth line with soft underlying acidity, and carries to a rich, near-opulent finish. This is a rich, near opulent medium Pinot Gris with a rounded core of ripe stonefruit, pears, honeysuckle and exotic florals with a good palate line. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. Estate fruit, Barrie clone, picked clean with no botrytis, WBP and fully indigenous yeast fermented in acacia wood puncheons to 12.5% alc. and approx. 25 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months on full lees. 850 bottles made. 19.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $35.00

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