Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Sep-2016
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. This has an elegantly concentrated and finely poised nose with an array of fresh aromatics at the core, showing white and yellow stonefruits, nuances of exotic florals and rose-petals, along with suggestions of honeysuckle, fermentation esters and mineral elements. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with aromatic white and yellow stonefruits lifted by exotic florals, rose-petal elements and complexing nutty and flinty nuances. The palate has depth, following a light phenolic-textured line with integrated, lacy acidity, and the wine carries to a long and lingering finish of stonefruits and florals. This is a finely concentrated dryish Pinot Gris with aromatic and exotic fruit, light textures and fresh acid poise. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare over the next 3 years. Hand-picked Pinot Gris fruit, 65% from ‘O’Dwyers Farm’, Rapaura, and 35% from the ‘Starborough Terrace’ and ‘Long Lane’ sites, Awatere, cool-fermented in stainless-steel with 10% in seasoned oak to 13.6% alc. and 5.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on light lees. 18.5-/20 Sep 2016 RRP $20.00

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