Neck Of The Woods Pinot Gris 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 18-Nov-2020
Bright, pale yellow with some depth and a green hue, slightly lighter on edge. The nose is soft and coy, slowly penetrating aromas of citrus, lemonade intermix quinces, apricots, floral elements and mouthwatering minerals. Dry to taste, medium-light bodied, crunchy citrus leads the drive, nuances of kumquats and its zest with concentration, along with apricots and quinces, interweave crunchy minerals and a subtle note of spices. Brilliant, refreshing acidity provides drive and frame with a verve impression, slightly oily flow rounded the edges. Delicate spices follow kumquats freshness, lend a refreshing closing. This is a citrusy Pinot Gris with flavours of kumquats, and zesty spices flow with vibrancy on a mineral line. Match with salt & pepper calamari and Vietnamese fare over the next 2-3 years. Handpicked fruit from Gibbston, whole bunch pressed, 11% fermented on older barrels and left on lees for 3.5 months without stirring, 89% fermented in stainless steel, 13% alc. 18/20 pts (90 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $28

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