Spy Valley ‘Hand Picked Single Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 20-May-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour pale golden-green hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and well-proportioned with fragrant aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with exotic florals, a hint of honeysuckle and a suggestion of musk. The aromatics form a well-concentrated heart and the nose builds in intensity and penetration with aeration. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a positive and deeply packed core with flavours of yellow stonefruits and exotic florals, along with nuances of honeysuckle, nutty lees elements and a little musk. The fruit possesses aromatic detail and interest, with good linearity. The mouthfeel is rounded with balanced, integrated acidity, and the wine is smooth-flowing with some underlying phenolics, power and drive, leading to a rounded, long-lingering finish. This is a well-concentrated, medium-dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, exotic florals and honeysuckle notes on a palate with good drive and power. Serve with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Johnson Vineyard’, Waihopai, and the ‘Outpost Vineyard’, Omaka, hand-picked over four passes, WBP, and fermented partially by indigenous yeasts in stainless-steel and wood with high solids to 14.0% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS. 18.5+/20 May 2018 RRP $22.00

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