The Elder Martinborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Dec-2014
Bright pale straw colour with youthful green hues. The nose is soft and full with integrated aromas of yellow stonefruits and honeysuckle. This has depth, with a lifted note. Medium-dry to taste, this is soft and full on palate, quite open and accessible, broadly mouthfilling, with some richness. The wine follows a fine-textured phenolic line with underlying acidity lending freshness and enhancing the aromatic expression. This is drinking well, and is approachable now. 17.5+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $42.00 Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with light green hues, lighter on rim. This has an elegant, tightly bound nose of white stonefruits with subtle, underlying flinty complexities and hints of nuts adding interest. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, gentle stonefruit, flint and mineral flavours build in weight and texture, with balanced, underlying acidity providing freshness to the mouthfeel. Fine textures and palate line endow the palate with a completeness and harmony, and the flavours are carried to a soft, weighty finish. This is a dry, medium-bodied Pinot Gris that builds in subtle intrest and weight. Serve with first courses over the next 4+ years. Lincoln Berrysmith clone fruit from the ‘Hanson’ vineyard, WBP and fermented to 13.3% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, with 50% of the wine aged 5 months in seasoned French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Aug 2013 RRP $42.95

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