Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 07-Apr-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale lemon-green hues, lighter edged. This has a fresh, full nose of white stonefruits along with white florals harmoniously layered with a subtle amalgam of nuts and minerals. The nose is fresh and expressed with clarity and focus. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a core of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with subtle lees and mineral elements. The wine flows with good energy and slipperiness along a fine, smooth, seamless line, and carries to a long, elegant, lingering finish with nuances of minerals and stonefruits. This is an elegantly concentrated, dryish Pinot Gris with refined stonefruit and floral notes along with complexing nutty lees and minerals on a smooth, slippery and lively flowing palate. Serve with mildly spicy Asian and Middle Eastern fare and most white meat courses over the next 4+ years. Clones 2/15 and 2/21 from calcareous clay soils, fermented with wild and organic yeasts in stainless-steel with 5% in seasoned barriques to 13.5% alc. and 10 g/L RS, the wine spending 6 months on lees, the tank portion undergoing batonnage. 564 cases made. 18.5+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $25.00

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