Karikari Estate ‘Calypso’ Paewhenua Island Pinot Gris 2010

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 16-Feb-2011
As there is no Pinot Gris on the Karikari Peninsula, the fruit was sourced from nearby Paewhenua Island, Mangonui, and fermented to 14.5% alc., with 6.7 g/L rs. The wine was given lees contact but no oak. Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, this has a tight, steely nose of white stonefruits and minerals, with pear aromas developing with breathing. Off-dryish to taste, pure steel-edged pear fruit flavours show with crisp acidity, resulting in a classic Pinot Grigio style. Some alcohol heat is noticeable, but this carries through to a finish with lush honied notes. Drink with Asian seafood dishes over the next 2-4 years. 16.5/20 Feb 2011 RRP $22.00

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