McCorkindale ‘love seafood’ 2011

Blended White from New Zealand - South Island
Review Date : 06-Mar-2013
A wine designed to accompany seafood. 65% Viognier from the ‘Cabal' vineyard, Omihi, Waipara, 20% Pinot Gris from the ‘Legend Terrace' vineyard, Bannockburn in Central Otago, 11% Chardonnay from the ‘Montserrat' vineyard, Omihi, Waipara and 4% Gewuztraminer from the ‘Lone Gum' vineyard, Marlborough, fermented to 12.5% alc. and 3 g/L rs. Bright, lemon-green hued straw-yellow colour, pale on edge. The nose is fresh with rich and concentrated aromas of ripe apricots, stonefruits, citrus zest, along with hints of honey and spices. Dry to taste, flavours of apricots and exotic tropical fruits form rounded and weighty core with very fine and soft textures in support. The acidity is soft, contributing to the rounded mouthfeel, but the palate has good body, drive and subtle alcohol power. The flavours are carried smoothly to a light, nuanced finish of yellow florals, honey and spices. This is a dry, fine and softly textured white with apricotty flavours showing its Viognier base. Match with most seafoods, poultry and pork over the next 2-3+ years. 17.5+/20 Mar 2013 RRP $30.00

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