The Luminary Martinborough Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 09-Jan-2018
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with elegantly concentrated and firm, but uncomplicated aromas of white and yellow stonefruits with hints of florals, honeysuckle and suggestions of aromatic fermentation esters. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated core of white and yellow stonefruits with subtle, savoury honeysuckle and floral elements. The flavours are up-front and the mouthfeel is refreshing with good vigour. The wine floes along a fine-textured line with underlying acidity providing good tension. The flavours recede a little on the finish. This is a moderately concentrated, dryish Pinot Gris with up-front stonefruit and subtle floral and honeysuckle elements with good vigour. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the ‘Om Santi’ vineyard fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 7 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 weeks on lees. 16.5+/20 Jan 2018 RRP $19.50Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. This has an elegantly concentrated nose with aromas of white stonefruits and pears with subtle notes of fragrant herbs and honeysuckle. This has good vinous depth and presence. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has moderately concentrated flavours of white stonefruits entwined with an amalgam of pears, florals and herbs. The mouthfeel is bright and refreshingly lively and the palate flows along a light, grainy-textured phenolic line that caries to a dry, aromatic finish of pears and piquant herbs. This is a fresh and crisp, dry Pinot Gris with flavours of stonefruits, florals, pears and herbs on a light-textured, refreshing palate. Serve with seafood, poultry, salads and vegetables over the next 2+ years. Fruit from Om Santi vineyard, tank-fermented and blended with 8% oak-aged, the wine at 12.3% alc. and 7 g/L RS, and aged 2 months on lees. 16.5+/20 Aug 2017 RRP $19.50

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