Framingham Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Sep-2013
Hand-picked fruit, with 30% indigenous yeast fermentation in seasoned oak and stainless barrels to 14.0% alc. and 8 g/L RS, the wild yeast portion undergoing some MLF and the wine lees-stirred for 6 months. Full, even straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is softly full and broad with ripe yellow stonefruit aromas along with pears, honey, florals and spices, along with nuts and flint nuances. This is very complex in the Alsace style. Dryish to taste, rich yellow stonefruit flavours are infused with honey and nutty elements, and complex detail unfolds in the glass. The mouthfeel is soft and rounded with a lush, near-unctuous texture. Some alcohol warmth is apparent and adds to the drive and power, but balanced by subtle background acidity. The flavours build and lead to a full and rich finish with lingering savoury stonefruit, pear and nutty notes. This is a rich, weighty, subtly layered, dryish Pinot Gris in the Alsace style. Serve with most white meat courses over the next 4-5 years. 18.5-/20 Sep 2013 RRP $25.00

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