Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Dec-2018
Full, moderately deep light golden-hued yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with firm and fresh aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with a subtle amalgam of honeysuckle and nutty oak and minerally lees nuances forming a finely concentrated core. This has freshness, detail and intensity. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours of white and yellow stonefruits are entwined with honeysuckle and soft floral elements and a touch of nutty oak forming a rounded and rich heart that lends some unctuousness to the mouthfeel. The acidity is soft and enhances the richness and roundness, and the flavours possess weight and vinous presence. The wine carries to a sweet, rich and nuanced, lingering finish. This is a rich and luscious medium-dry Pinot Gris with an amalgam of stonefruit, honeysuckle and nutty oak on a soft, near-unctuous palate. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 3+ years. Fruit predominantly from ‘Glencoe Station’, Maraekakaho, with small parcels from the ‘Lucknow’ vineyard, Maraekakaho and ‘Petane Station’, Esk Valley, 60% fermented in tank and 40% in two 1000 L German oak fuders, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc. and 8.0 g/L RS, with 30% of the fuder wine undergoing MLF, the wine aged 4 months before bottling. 18.5+/20 Dec 2018 RRP $20.99

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