Man O’ War ‘Paradise’ Ponui Island Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 18-Apr-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and full with well-concentrated aromas of mouthwatering, steely, white and yellow stonefruits along with nutty and flinty lees detail, unfolding suggestions of florals and honeysuckle. Medium to taste and light-bodied, the palate has luscious flavours white and yellow stonefruits entwined with flinty, nutty and mineral notes, lifted by white florals and enriched by honied notes. The palate follows a fine, grainy phenolic line with integrated, refreshing acidity, and carries with good energy and vitality to a long, rich and concentrated finish. This is a light-bodied, medium Pinot Gris with rich yellow stonefruit, floral and honied flavours complexed by nutty, flinty and mineral notes on a lively, textural palate. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Paradise’ vineyard on Ponui Island, a blend of the ‘St Helena’ and GM 215 clones, picked early and cool-fermented in tank to 10.1% alc. and 15 g/L RS, bottled to retain some natural CO2. 17.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP $26.90

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