Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 16-Jun-2014
Fruit from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, 70% fermented in stainless-steel and 30% in seasoned French oak barrels to 14.5% alc. and 3.1 g/L RS, the oak portion matured in barrel 6 months, and the wine aged on lees 10 months. Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, with a hint of blush, lighter in rim. The nose is full with aromas of esters-lifted yellow stonefruits, along with honeysuckle, building to show apricot kernel elements at the core. Dryish to taste, luscious and bright, lively fruit flavours of stonefruits, florals and honeysuckle form a weighty and well-packed palate. The mouthfeel is robust and vigorous with grainy phenolics and underlying alcoholic power, the vitality and energy enhanced by refreshing acidity. The wine is carried to a fulsome, textured, lingering finish. This is a fulsome, robust, bright and lively fruited, dryish Pinot Gris. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. 18.0-/20 Jun 2014 RRP $24.00

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