Greywacke Marlborough Botrytis Pinot Gris 2011

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Sep-2018
Full, brilliant, golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is taut and tightly bound, but unfolds to reveal a core of ripe yellow stonefruit with tropical fruits and apricot marmalade, revealing a little savoury, nutty secondary complexity with a touch of volatile lift. Very sweet to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a well-packed, but rounded heart with flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits, tropical fruits and honey with apricot marmalade and nutty elements. This is now beginning to show some savoury secondary development. The mouthfeel is unctuous and the fruit is underlined by a little alcoholic power and drive. The acidity is soft and integrated, but the power and linearity carry the wine to a very long, deep and rich, plush finish. This is a sweet, botrytised Pinot Gris with ripe stonefruit, tropical fruit, marmalade and honey, now showing some savoury complexities. Match with fruit desserts, light steamed puddings and blue cheeses over the next+ years. Mission clone fruit from the ‘Wrekin Terrace’ vineyard, vines 14 y.o., picked in two lots, the first at 25° brix, and the second with considerable botrytis infection, WBP, the wine following blending was fermented in seasoned oak, to 14.0% alc. and 110 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees in barrique. (375 ml) 18.5+/20 Sep 2018 RRP $37.95

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