Te Whare Ra ‘Single Vineyard 5182’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Jun-2017
Bright, even, pale straw-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with delicate and intricate aromas of white stonefruits, lifted florals, hints of pears and honeysuckle, and a very fine minerally edge. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth of rich white stonefruit and pear flavours, with nuances of honeysuckle and minerals. The palate is elegant in proportion with fine phenolic textures providing good linearity, and lacy acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. This has good energy and vigour, and carries to a subtly nuanced finish of stonefruits and florals featuring purity and delicacy. This is a beautifully pure and refined, dryish Pinot Gris with white stonefruit, pear, floral and honeysuckle flavours showing with a degree of vigour. Match with mildly spicy Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the TWR ‘Home Block’, hand-picked and hand-sorted, some parcels given skin contact, the fruit fermented in stainless-steel tank with 20% in seasoned French oak, to 13.5% alc. and 5.5 g/L RS, the barrel portion undergoing batonnage, and all of the wine aged on lees. Certified BioGro organic. 805 cases made. 19.0/20 Jun 2017 RRP $28.00

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