Lawson’s Dry Hills ‘Ranu’ Marlborough 2017

Blended White from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Dec-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly packed with aromas of savoury yellow stonefruits with rose-petal florals, root ginger and earth, entwined with nutty barrel-ferment and flinty lees complexities and mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a firm core that unfolds an array of savoury stonefruit s melded with rose-petal florals, root ginger and an amalgam of nutty oak and leesy minerals. The palate has richness with a suggestion of unctuous, balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity lending energy and drive. The wine flows along a fine-textured line, leading to a complex, savoury, but aromatic finish. This is a complex co-fermented blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Riesling with savoury stonefruit, aromatic floral and ginger, and nutty notes on a rich, but refreshing, thirst-quenching palate. Match with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. A co-fermentation of equal parts of three varieties, the Pinot Gris from the ‘Barnsley’ block in Waihopi, the Riesling from the company’s Waihopi vineyard, and the Gewurztraminer from the ‘Woodward’ vineyard nearby the winery on Alabama Road, the fruit WBP, and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc. and 5.8 g/L RS. 50 dozen made. RRP $28.00

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