Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Nov-2016
Bright, even, yellow colour with slight golden hues, lighter edged. The nose is well-concentrated with aromas of yellow stonefruits, honeysuckle, yellow florals and hints of minerals entwined with a layering of aromatic, spicy and nutty oak. Off-dry to taste and medium full-bodied, the palate is deeply concentrated with rich and luscious flavours of yellow stonefruits, honeysuckle and yellow florals. Nutty elements and spicy oak add an exotic layering, enhancing the richness. The mouthfeel is rounded and smooth-textured, with balanced, integrated, soft acidity. The wine flows with concentration and linearity, leading to a long and sustained finish of stonefruits and spicy oak. This is a rich and succulent, off-dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit and honeysuckle flavours layered by spicy, nutty oak, on a smooth-flowing palate. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from 60% Petane Station, Esk Valley and 40% from Rene Fisch’s Te Awanga vineyard, 60% tank-fermented with 40% in two 1000 L German oak fuders, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc. and 8.5 g/L RS, 30% of the fuder wine undergoing MLF, the wine aged 4 months before bottling. 18.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $18.95

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