Mud House Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Mar-2014
Approx. half of the fruit from the ‘Hungry Hill’ vineyard in the Ure Valley, with the remainder from the lower Wairau and lower Awatere valleys, fermented to 13.5% alc. and 6.6 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees. Bright straw-yellow colour with a suggestion of blush, pale on rim. This has a fresh and intense nose that builds in depth, revealing aromas of yellow stonefruits and pears, with honeysuckle and exotic floral detail. Off-dry to taste, tightly bound, intense flavours of ripe stonefruits, honeysuckle and flowers form a crisp core and line. A little phenolic grip is moderated by fruit unctuousness, and the mouthfeel has freshness and liveliness from the acidity. The palate leads to a light, lacy, dry-textured finish. Showing good intensity on bouquet, this off-dry Pinot Gris is still tight and crisp on palate. It should become richer over the next 3-4 years. Serve with antipasto, seafood and poultry. 18.0/20 Mar 2014 RRP $22.99

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