Richmond Plains Nelson Pinot Gris 2015

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 28-Jun-2016
Brilliant, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is very refined and fresh, with attractively poised and balanced aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, lifted white florals unfolding subtle nutty, herb and mineral complexities. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with gently rich and vibrant fruit flavours of white and yellow stonefruits and florals. The mouthfeel possesses aromatic lift, vitality and energy, and the palate follows a fine-grained phenolic line, enlivened by brisk acidity. The fruit is finely concentrated and reveals nutty and mineral nuances as it flows to a refreshing, lingering finish. This is a refined and finely proportioned dryish Pinot Gris with delicately rich and vibrant fruit flavours and a refreshing mouthfeel. Serve with Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese fare over the next 3-4 years. Fruit 75% from the ‘Marsland’ hillside clay vineyard and 25% ‘Bartlett’ Waimea gravel site, hand-picked and WBP, one-third indigenous yeast fermented in 500 L and 225 L barrels, and two-thirds in stainless-steel to 13.8% alc. and 7 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on lees in oak undergoing batonnage. Vegan wine. Certified Asurequality organic, and certified Demeter biodynamic. 18.0/20 Jun 2016 RRP $22.99

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