Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Sep-2018
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with green-gold tints. The nose is taut and elegant in proportion with softly intense and tightly bound aromas of white stonefruits and florals entwined with delicate nutty and flinty detail, unfolding mineral elements providing freshness and cut, Off-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a positively concentrated and intense core with plenty of presence, showing subtly interwoven flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with floral notes, hints of honeysuckle all melded with nutty and flinty detail. There is some underlying alcoholic power and drive, the rich and rounded palate carryingto a long finish with depth and weight. This off-dry Pinot Gris has restrained but complex flavours on a palate with great weight and presence, and some alcoholic drive. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Predominantly Selection Ovaille and Mission clone fruit from the ‘Wrekin Terrace’ vineyard, Brancott, with clone 52 from the ‘Riverbrook’ vineyard, Rapaura, hand-picked, WBP and the majority indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak barriques, the remainder in stainless-steel to 14.4% alc. and 10 g/L RS, the wine spending 7 months on lees an barrel and a further 5 months on lees in tank. 18.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $29.95

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