Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Dec-2017
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is fresh with a taut core of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously entwined with stonefruit pith, nutty lees elements and a complexing mineral overlay. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with a fine, tightly-bound heart of white and yellow stonefruits melded with nutty notes and a suggestion of minerals. The mouthfeel is refreshing and enlivened by bright acidity, and the wine flows smoothly along a subtly-textured line with underlying drive. The wine carries to a lingering, refreshing finish of stonefruits with nutty and floral elements. This is a taut and elegant, lively, dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, nutty and mineral flavours on a fine, linear palate. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Cape Coast’ and ‘Inland River Terraces’ sites, 60% tank-fermented and 40% in 1000L German oak fuders, partially with indigenous yeasts to 12.5% alc. and 10.0g/L RS, 30% of the fuder wine undergoing MLF, the wine aged 4 months in oak and tank. 17.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $24.95

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