Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 25-Jul-2014
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with a suggestion of blush, light on edge. The nose is fresh with intense, pristine and refined aromas of lifted pear fruit and white stonefruits, growing in volume, revealing nuances of minerals and flinty lees detail with aeration. Dry to taste, the palate is youthfully fresh, crisp and lively with tightly bound flavours of pears, exotic florals and aromatic stonefruit at the core. The fruit is subtly sweet and luscious, with soft acidity and a fine textural thread guiding the flow, providing good linearity, leading to an elegant, dry finish with nuances of pears and honeysuckle. This is a fresh, tightly bound and subtly luscious Pinot Gris with aromatic pear and stonefruit flavours of excellent clarity. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Templars Hill’, ‘Long Gully’, ‘Bannockburn Bay’, ‘Ferris’, Lytefoot’, ‘Swanson’ and ‘Pipeclay Terrace’ sites, cool-fermented to 14.0% alc. and 4.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees with batonnage. 18.0/20 Jul 2014 RRP $25.95

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