Rock Ferry ‘Orchard Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc 2016

Blended White from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Nov-2018
Opaque peach colour with light orange-yellow hues and some depth, lighter edged. The nose is ‘textured’ with deep and rounded aromas of yellow stonefruits and subtle notes of red berry fruit and red florals, unfolding pear, honeysuckle and mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features a fine phenolic-textured core with flavours of yellow stonefruits, pears and honey with minerals, unveiling red floral nuances. The fruit is underlined by light, lacy acidity lending freshness and tension. The wine carries along a light, grainy textured line leading to a dry finish. This is a dry Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc blended wine in the ‘orange’ skin-contact style with stonefruit, floral and mineral flavours. Serve with creamy poultry and pork dishes over the next 3 years. A blend of 75% Pinot Gris from the ‘Winery Block’ and 25% Pinot Blanc from the ‘Plum Tree Block’ in the ‘Orchard’ vineyard, hand-picked and indigenous yeast co-fermented in a French oak cuve to 13.5% alc. and 3.3 g/L RS, the wine spending 30 days on skins, and aged 14 months in one seasoned oak barrel, a seasoned puncheon and one stainless-steel barrel. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0-/20 Nov 2018 RRP $39.00

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