On Giants’ Shoulders Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Feb-2018
Bright golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and gently full with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with hints of creamy barrel-ferment, and a nutty lees and oak amalgam adding richness and interest. This has delicacy and vibrancy. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has finely concentrated but restrained flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with light notes of lees and oak. The fruit forms a firm heart with light phenolic textures and balanced, lacy acidity. The wine flows to a concentrated, stonefruited, nutty and minerally nuanced, lingering finish. This is a fresh, finely concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit flavours and nutty lees and oak detail on a firm-lined, fine-textured palate. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 4 years. Fruit from vines planted in 1988 and 1999, hand-picked and sorted, indigenous yeast fermented in tank with full solids, and 30% in neutral barrels to 14.0% alc. and 2.6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 173 dozen made. 17.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $30.00

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