Spade Oak ‘Vigneron’ Gisborne Petit Manseng 2013

Other White from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 05-Jun-2014
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, showing some depth, paler on edge. The nose is softly deep and showing real presence, though the aromas of white stonefruits and white florals are restrained. With aeration, nuances of apples, herbs and nuts emerge, and the aromatics are presented with pristine clarity and steeliness. Medium-sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours of white fruits and florals are tightly bound and detailed by nutty reductive elements with fresh herb and honeysuckle facets. The sweetness adds to the fruit weight and fulsome mouthfeel, and is balanced by crisp, racy and steely acidity that carries the palate to a long lusciously slippery finish. This medium-sweet Petit Manseng has fruit clarity and weight, and is beautifully poised between raciness and lusciousness. Serve as an aperitif, with Asian cuisine and white meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. Made from 390 kg of fruit. Hand-picked and fermented in stainless-steel barrel to 12.8% alc. and 52 g/L RS, TA 9.17 g/L and pH 2.99. 235 L, 50 dozen made. (375 ml) 18.0+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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