Te Kairanga Martinborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Jun-2014
Bright, pale straw-green colour. The nose is tightly bound with bright and fresh white stonefruit aromas, along with mineral, nutty and flinty notes interwoven and growing in depth with time in the glass. Quite dry to taste, subtly rich and sweet stonefruit flavours are balanced by dry, flinty and minerally phenolic textures. The mouthfeel is dry, firm and lively with brisk acidity underlining the palate, and carries to textured finish. This is a textural Pinot Grigio style with some sweetness and richness emerging. Clone 7a fruit from Martinborough, 80% fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 1.78 g/L RS, with 20% in French oak and aged 4 months in barrel. 17.0+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $22.99 Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, pale edged. The nose is very fresh and tight with vibrant, pure white stonefruit aromas along with subtly lifted florals, minerals and a suggestion of nuts. Dry to taste, pure fruit flavours of white stonefruits, show floral and mineral detail, forming a tight core with good concentration. The mouthfeel is crisp and fine-textured, the phenolics providing a dry austerity. Soft acidity moderates the palate, and along with some alcohol power, drives the palate line, leading to a dry, firm finish. This is a dry and tight white stonefruit flavoured Pinot Grigio style with some underlying drive. Serve with antipasto, seafood and poultry over the next 3+ years. Clone 7a fruit from Martinborough, 80% fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 1.78 g/L RS, with 20% in French oak and aged 4 months in barrel. 16.5+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $27.00

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