Stanley Estates ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 08-Jan-2013
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. This has a softly full aromatic nose with youthful fermentation esters forming a melange with ripe pear fruit, jasmine florals and honeysuckle. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, a deep, soft-textured core of pears, honey and lifted esters form a dense palate line. The mouthfeel is soft from the fruit richness and restrained acidity, and the palate is one of balance. A subtle phenolic texture and alcohol generosity carries the flavours to a soft, dry finish. This is a soft-textured, aromatic Pinot Gris with pear and honied flavours to match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. 20% indigenous yeast fermented in old oak to 13.5% alc. and 4.0 g/L rs, the wine spending time on lees. 17.5+/20 Jan 2013 RRP $22.95

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