Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 31-Oct-2012
Fruit from the company's site and the ‘Barnsley' vineyard in the Waihopi Valley, with fruit from the ‘Eatwell' Omaka Valley hillside vineyard. Stainless-steel fermented with 27% in older French oak, the ‘Eatwell' fruit hand-picked, WBP and all barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc. and 8.5 g/L rs., the tank portion undergoing batonnage. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, lighter on edge. The nose is tightly concentrated with pure aromas of pears, white florals and stonefruits intermixed with flinty minerals. Off-dry to taste, this is elegantly proportioned with bright white floral and stonefruit flavours featuring. Crisp and slippery in mouthfeel, the fruit sweetness adds richness and a subtle succulence, and a suggestion of alcohol power underlines the palate, adding to the weight and presence. The palate flows smoothly with linear drive, carrying through to a sustained, gently luscious finish. This is a smooth-flowing and subtly lush Pinot Gris with underlying power and drive. Serve with Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years. 18.0+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $26.00

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