Mahi ‘Ward Farm’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Nov-2016
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. This has a well-proportioned bouquet with solid and deep aromas of yellow stonefruits entwined with complex nutty and flinty, minerally lees notes, and a subtle thread of oxidative detail, the aromatics beginning to show some secondary nuance. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and lively with luscious and vibrant flavours of yellow stonefruits entwined with complexing layers of nutty oak, flinty and minerally lees and a suggestion of oxidative nuance. The fruit richness is balanced by fine and lively acidity and follows a fine-textured background phenolic line. The wine carries to a concentrated, sustained, dry finish of stonefruits and savoury nutty notes. This is a rich, complex and detailed dry Pinot Gris with yellow stonefruit, nutty barrel notes and flinty lees notes on a fine, fresh, lingering palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Ward Farm’ vineyard of Pam and Polly Francis, WBP and full indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc. and 3.14 g/L RS, the wine aged 15 months on lees in barrel. 18.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $29.90

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