Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Oct-2017
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and full with good volume of aromatic white and yellow stonefruits, with pears and exotic floral notes, and honeysuckle, unfolding a layer of nutty lees and subtle oak elements. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has well packed, rich flavours of stonefruits and pears, with nuances of exotic florals and honeysuckle, unfolding nutty lees notes. The mouthfeel possesses positive phenolic textures providing good presence, and crisp acidity lending freshness and energy. The fruit flavours carry with good linearity and some underlying power to a long and sustained, elegant finish of stonefruit and exotic florals. This is a well concentrated and structured dry Pinot Gris with good depth of stonefruit and pear flavours with florals and a complex layering of nutty notes. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, 40% ‘O’Dwyers’ Farm, 45% ‘Long Lane Vineyard’ and 15% ‘Starborough Terrace’, fermented in stainless-steel with 10% in seasoned French oak barrels to 13.5% alc. and 6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 18.5/20 Oct 2017 RRP $19.95

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