Sileni Estates ‘The Priestess’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2010

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-Feb-2011
The first ‘Estate Selection' Pinot Gris from Sileni is named ‘The Priestess'. The vineyard source for the fruit is on the ‘Triangle' sub-region of Hawke's Bay and faces the Ruahine ranges, Ruahine meaning Priestess in Maori. This has a brilliant lemon straw-yellow colour with green hues and a concentrated, tightly bound nose of white stonefruits, spices, minerals, and subtle smoky, flinty lees complexities. Fullish bodied at 13.0% alc., this is dry to taste at 2.45 g/L rs. It has fresh, ripe yellow stonefruit flavours on the palate with rounded textures and a degree of creaminess. The wine is still youthful and fresh, with soft acidity supporting the delicate spice and pear nuances on the finish. 50% was barrel-fermented in seasoned oak, the other half cool-fermented in stainless-steel. Drink with seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4+ years. 17.5/20 Feb 2011 RRP $25.00

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