Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2018

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Dec-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, pale edged. The nose is soft in expression and has some vinous presence, but the fruit is light, infolding taut and tightly bound aromas of white stonefruits melded with nutty elements and honied nuances. This is clean, pure and refreshing. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has good weight and presence showing white and yellow stonefruits, along with notes of honey, herbs and nutty nuances. Soft textures give the mouthfeel some grip along with some underlying alcohol providing drive. The acidity is balanced and the wine carries to an elegant, nuanced finish. This dry Pinot Gris has weight and vinosity, and restrained fruit expression, showing stonefruits, honey and herbs on a fine-textured palate. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Pinot Gris fruit fermented in tank with 20% by indigenous yeasts in seasoned oak to 13.3% alc. and 1.8 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 17.5/20 Dec 2018 RRP $24.00

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