Petane Station Esk Valley ‘Single Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Bright straw-yellow with light golden tints and lemon-green hues, the colour with some depth. The nose is softly full with good volume of fresh, ripe, yellow stonefruits and pears, entwined with honeysuckle and nuances of rose-petal and exotic florals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, this has a firm core of yellow stonefruits and pears, with rose petal florals and exotic floral elements. The fruit has brightness and aromatic vitality. The mouthfeel is refreshing and lively with a subtle phenolic threaded line and lacy acidity lending poise and tension. The wine carries to a finely concentrated, lingering finish of stonefruits, honey and florals. This is a fine, elegantly concentrated dry Pinot Gris with flavours of stonefruits and exotic florals, and a fresh, lively mouthfeel. It will develop richness over the next 3-4+ years. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine. Fruit hand-picked from the ‘Hau Hau’ block, one-third, picked early and fermented in seasoned oak, and two-thirds picked later and tank-fermented to13.0% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on lees with no batonnage. 350 cases made. 18.0+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $27.00

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