Georges Road ‘Selection’ Waipara Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 21-Jun-2017
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-gold hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly presented with pure white and yellow stonefruit aromas along with white florals and a subtle amalgam of nutty lees and oak hints, unfolding a little honeysuckle. This is delicate, but grows in depth and intensity with aeration. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich, rounded core of ripe white and yellow stonefruits with savoury florals and subtle nutty notes. The fruit is lusciously ripe and the palate possesses good weight and presence with some alcolic power. The wine flows positively along a smooth phenolic line with integrated acidity, leading to a long, soft, stonefruited finish with nuances of honeysuckle and spice. This is a fulsome dryish Pinot Gris with plenty of presence and power with restrained stoneftuit flavours and complexing nunces on a smooth, rounded palate. Match with poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 2/15, Ovaille and Barrie, indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 13.5% alc. and 6.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees with batonnage. 450 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $25.00

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