Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Gris 2015

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 16-Jun-2016
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with gentle, ethereal aromatics of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with subtle notes of pears with a delicate floral lift. Spice and mineral nuances unfold in the glass. Off-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses gently lifted and aromatic fruit flavours of white stonefruits along with honeysuckle and spice suggestions. The mouthfeel is crisp and focussed with an elegantly concentrated core, and the wine follows a smooth-textured line. Soft background acidity lends some crispness and drive, and the wine carries to a light finish of stonefruits and florals. This is a gently aromatic, off-dry Pinot Gris with subtle stonefruit and honeysuckle flavours and a focussed palate line. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit from estate vineyards, 69% ‘Om Santi’ Berry Smith clone, and 31% ‘East Base’ GM 2-15 clone, fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 6.1 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 17.0/20 Jun 2016 RRP $20.65

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