Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 29-Mar-2012
Fruit from the ‘Winery Block' in the Gimblett Gravels, ‘Oban Station' in Central Hawke's Bay, ‘Blackbridge' at Haumoana and ‘Mangaorapa Station' in southern Hawke's Bay, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.6% alc. and 4 g/L rs, the wine aged 8 months on lees. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with hints of lemon-gold, pale on rim. The nose is soft, full and open with layers of yellow stonefruits, spiced pears and apricots, as well as herbs and gunflint. Dry to taste, firm and tight flavours of stonefuits and apricots, along with flinty minerals show with good depth, with plenty to unfold. The palate has drive, the alcohol and acidity in good balance, providing fine textures and a little warmth on the dry, sustained finish. This is still bound, but the core of fruit promises to show more over the next 2-3+ years. Match with pasta and poultry. 17.5-/20 Mar 2012 RRP $20.00

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