Ashwood Estate Gisborne Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand – Gisborne
Review Date - 18-Nov-2014

19-/20

Brilliant, light-golden-straw colour, pale on rim. The nose is full with fresh, ripe aromas of yellow stonefruits, honey, lifted florals and complexing minerally lees work, the aromatics unfolding layers of tropical fruits. Medium-dry to medium in sweetness and full-bodied, softly rich and opulent fruit flavours of pears and stonefruits are enhanced by luscious honied notes. This has good power and drive with a fulsome and rounded mouthfeel, and an underlying core and line of fine phenolics. The palate has depth and density of fruit concentration. The flavours blossom and carry through to a soft-textured, positive and sustained finish. This is a full and opulent, honied medium-dry Pinot Gris with power and length. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 4-5+ years. M2 clone fruit, a portion machine-harvested and fermented in stainless-steel with 60% MLF, blended with a hand-picked cuve fermented portion. 13.8% alc. and 15.9 g/L RS. 19.0-/20 Nov 2014 RRP $21.00

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