Staete Landt Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Mar-2013
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues on rim. This has an elegant, tightly bound nose with a core of subtle aromas of ripe white stonefruits, musk, hints of nutty barrel work and buttery MLF that unfolds in the glass. Dry to taste and fullish-bodied, savoury white and yellow stonefruit flavours are complexed by nuts, toasty oak and smoke nuances. The mouthfeel is creamy from the barrel-fermentation and there is a lusciousness and richness that fills the palate. The flavours are entwined and driven, with good acid balance and freshness, and carry through to a very long finish with complex fruit and oak nuances. This is a rich and creamy barrel-influenced Pinot Gris with some power. Match with roasted and grilled poultry and pork over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit hand-picked and WBP, fermented in seasoned French oak, partially with indigenous yeasts and a portion on solids to 14.0% alc. and 2.1 g/L rs. 20% of the wine underwent MLF, and the wine was aged on lees 9 months. 18.0/20 Mar 2013 RRP $26.99

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