Rapaura Springs ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-Jul-2018
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with gently full aromas of yellow stonefruits along with nuances of exotic florals and a hint of honeysuckle, along with savoury, minerally lees elements. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a lively core with good richness of yellow stonefruits entwined with florals and honeysuckle, and a subtle layering of savoury minerally lees. The wine flows along a fine-textured line and the mouthfeel is vibrant and refreshing with crisp acidity. The flavours carry with good linearity to a lingering, elegant finish. This is a refreshing and lively dryish Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral and honeysuckle notes complexed by savoury lees. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3 years. Marlborough fruit, 65%Awatere Valley and 35% Wairau Valley, fermented in stainless-steel with 10% in barrel to 13.0% alc. and 7.2 g/L RS, the wine given 6-8 weeks aging on lees with batonnage. 18.0/20 Jul 2018 RRP $16.99

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