Te Whare Ra ‘Single Vineyard 5182’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Nov-2015
Hand-picked fruit, Berry-Smith clone, fermented 70% in stainless-steel, partially with indigenous yeasts, and 30% in seasoned French oak to 13.3% alc. and 3.9 g/L RS, the barrel component undergoing batonnage, the wine all aged on lees. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with light golden hues and some depth. This has a firmly concentrated nose of white stonefruits along with yellow florals, apricot kernels and delicate, savoury, nutty and flinty lees detail. The aromatics show a degree of restraint. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit expression is a little subdued, showing gently rich flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with a layering of florals and subtle nutty, flinty interest. This has good weight and presence, the palate possessing a concentrated, rounded core with a suggestion of unctuousness. The wine flows along a soft, dry, textural line, with integrated acidity, and leads to a soft, long, dry finish with floral and nutty nuances. This is a well-weighted dry Pinot Gris with restrained flavours of stonefruits and nuts. Serve with most white meat dishes and semi-hard cheeses over the next 4+ years. Certified BioGro organic. 810 cases made. 18.0/20 Nov 2015 RRP $28.00

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