Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Oct-2012
Mainly Selection Ovaille and Mission clone fruit from the ‘Wrekin Terrace' vineyard in the Brancott Valley with some Entav 52 clone from the ‘Riverbrook' vineyard in Rapaura, WBP, and 50% fermented in stainless-steel, with 50% indigenous yeast fermented in old French barriques to 14.0% alc. and 10 g/L rs. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light lemon hues, light on edge. This has a soft, full and rich nose with a powerfully packed amalgam of ripe, yellow stonefruits, pears, spices and nutty, flinty notes that unfold revealing complex layers. Dry to taste and full-bodied, the palate has layers of interwoven flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits, cooked pears, honey with fine spice and nutty elements. The wine has restrained acidity and a luscious mouthfeel along with a little alcoholic warmth which drives the soft-textured palate. The flavours lead to a long, honied finish with warm stonefruit nuances. This is a full-bodied Pinot Gris with power and a complex flavours that will match Mediterranean and Asian cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. 18.5-/20 Oct 2012 RRP $29.95

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