Hawkshead Pinot Gris 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2020
Bright, even, light yellow. The bouquet is gently full with nuances of citrus, nashi pear, melded with honey mead and five-spice. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, flavours of rich honey and mead, freshened by nashi pear, lemon, lime and zest, along with ginger and cinnamon spices lingering on the finish. The fruit is fresh in flavour and just ripe, balanced by mouthwatering acidity, flows smoothly along in an oily texture line. Crunchy minerals and a light phenolic grip added to palate weight, carry along zesty citrus, leaves a moreish and refreshing finish. This is a dry and fresh Pinot Gris with richness and balanced by mouthwatering acidity, mineral and spice details. Match with game fish and pork over the next 5 years. Fruit from 75% Gibbston and 25% Lowburn. Fermented in stainless steel 85% and older oak barrels 15% to 13.5% alc, 2 g/l RS. Rested on its lees for 5 months. 800 cases produced. 19-/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $29

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