Petane Station Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2014

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Nov-2015
Fruit from the ‘Hau Hau’ block, one portion partially indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak, the other portion late-picked with shrivel, fermented to 13.5% alc. and 9 g/L RS, the wine aged 6-8 months on lees. Brilliant lemon-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has a full and softly packed, deep bouquet with restrained, complex aromas of yellow stonefruits melded harmoniously with nutty elements and subtle flinty, mineral notes. This has plenty of vinous presence with a savoury overlay on the nose. Off-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate possesses vibrant and gently succulent flavours of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with nutty and flinty, mineral nuances. The flavours are well-integrated and the palate flows along a smooth-textured line with balanced, background acidity lending energy and drive. The wine leads to a long and stylishly restrained finish of florals and stonefruits. This is a gently rich, dryish Pinot Gris with harmonious stonefuit and savoury, nutty flavours and plenty of vinous presence. Serve with most white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 240 cases made. 18.0/20 Nov 2015 RRP $25.00

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