One Off Gisborne Marsanne/Viognier 2015

Blended White from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 29-Sep-2016
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. This has a firmly concentrated and intensely packed nose of white stonefruits melded with gunflint and mineral reductive complexities. Soft and ethereal aroma of exotic florals, apricots and citrus zest unfold, building in volume and depth to meld with the flinty and mineral layers. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a complex and intriguing mix of white stonefruits, gunflint, soft exotic tropical fruits and citrus zest. The fruit is underlined by soft and fine phenolic textures and the mouthfeel is rounded with modest acidity. The flavours are mouthfilling and carried by some alcoholic power, leading to a fulsome, lingering, aromatic finish with reductive complexities. This Marsanne/Viognier has an intriguing mix of stonefruit, gunflint and exotic tropical and citrus fruit flavours and a soft, mouthfilling palate with some alcohol power. Match with Asian and Middle Easter white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. A blend of 60% Marsanne and 40% Viognier from Doug and Delwyn Bell’s vineyard, fully barrel-fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc. and 1.31 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months in 33% new oak, with a portion of the Viognier undergoing MLF. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $27.99

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