Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 29-Mar-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, a little paler on the rim. The nose is softly full and gently concentrated with aromas of yellow stonefruits entwined with nutty oak nuances and flinty, minerally lees interest. The nose unfolds nuances of florals and spice with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits along with pear fruit and aromatic florals, complexed by subtle nuances of nuts and flinty lees. The palate is upfront with good fruit richness balanced by fine, dry phenolic textures and soft, integrated acidity. The flavours recede as the wine carries to a restrained, clean, dry finish. This dry Pinot Gris has rich yellow stonefruit, pear and floral flavours complexed by nutty and flinty notes, on a fine palate with a clean, light finish. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel with 25% in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the barrel portion on gross lees 7 months and the tank portion on lees for 8 months. 17.5/20/20 Mar 2017 RRP $22.00

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