Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-Jan-2017
Bright, light golden yellow colour with some depth, showing a suggestion of blush, lighter on the rim. The nose is full with well-concentrated and packed aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and exotic florals, unfolding notes of rose-petals, spices and honeysuckle, and subtle nutty, lees elements at the core. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit is rounded and lends plenty of palate presence with soft, mouthfilling flavours of yellow stonefruits melded with an amalgam of tropical fruits, exotic florals, honeysuckle and subtle nutty nuances. The mouthfeel is balanced with softly fresh, underlying acidity, and the fruit builds in richness to show a degree of unctuousness. The wine carries to a soft, gently full finish of yellow stonefruits, honey and nuts. This dry Pinot Gris has plenty of presence with gently mouthfilling flavours of ripe stonefruits, tropical fruits, honeysuckle and nuts. Serve with poultry and pork, and with semi-soft cheeses over the next 4 years. Fruit from the family owned ‘Alice Mills’ vineyard, off O’Dwyers Road, from 3 y.o. vines, tank-fermented with 10% by indigenous yeasts and full solids in seasoned oak to 12.5% alc. and 4.8 g/L RS. 270 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Jan 2017 RRP $22.99

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