Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-Jul-2012
Hand-picked fruit cropped at 0.8 t/ha, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 14.0% alc. and 14 g/L rs, the wine given batonnage for one month. Bright, light, golden hued straw colour. This has a subtly rich and voluminous bouquet of spiced pears and yellow stonefruits, along with nuances of honey and minerals. The breadth of aromatics is a feature, and the nose reveals flinty lees work as well as hints of barrel. Medium-dry to taste, rich, weighty and deep fruit flavours of yellow stonefruits, honey and minerals form a deep core with great presence, and the fruit is enhanced by bright acidity. A little alcohol generosity and power adds to the drive through the palate. The mouthfeel is smooth and near unctuous, and carries through smoothly to a sustained finish. This ripe, powerful and weighty Pinot Gris is smooth with its stylish vinosity. Match with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare over the next 4-5 years. 18.5/20 Jul 2012 RRP $23.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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