Terrace Heights Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Oct-2012
Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Terrace Heights Estate' block, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel to 13.3% alc. and 1.9 g/L rs, the wine undergoing batonnage. Bright, pale straw yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on edge. The bouquet is fresh and light with lifted fermentation esters, spiced pears and white stonefruit aromas, revealing a little flinty reduction. Dryish to taste, tight and dense flavours of apricot kernels and yellow stonefruits form a strong core, underlined by a little alcohol warmth, adding to the depth and weight. A little phenolic texture and grip combines with flavours of stonefruits and bitter herbs carrying the palate line. On the finish, slightly sweet, and subtly luscious flavours of spiced pears and honeysuckle emerge. This is a dryish Pinot Gris with some depth and alcohol power, and a little grip. Match with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare over the next 3+ years. 16.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $23.95

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