Staete Landt ‘State of Bliss’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Feb-2016
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter on edge. This has a full, up-front and bold bouquet with rich and bright yellow stonefruit aromas entwined with tropical fruit, honied notes and subtle nutty elements. The fruit is vibrant and has an exotic floral and citrus zest lift. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of yellow stonefruits and lifted exotic florals are initially restrained, but unveil honied and nutty detail. The fruit is ripe and sweetly rich, and the palate has good mouthfeel and weight. Soft acidity adds to the richness and the fruit follows a fine-textured line that carries the concentrated core to a long and sustained, fine-grained finish. This is a rich and weighty, exotic-fruited, dryish Pinot Gris. Match with poultry and pork, and with Asian fare over the next 3-4+ years. Hand-picked estate fruit, a multi-clone mix from 4 parcels, WBP and fermented, partially by indigenous yeasts, with a small portion in old barriques and puncheons to 14.0% alc. and 5.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months on lees with 20% MLF. 18.5/20 May 2015 RRP $25.00

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