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Dry River Pinot Gris 2017

5 Stars Raymond Chan
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  • Product Code: 5818
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Wellington Wine Country
  • Sub Region: Martinborough
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Pinot Gris
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

$66.99 $59.99 elsewhere $66.99

Regions : Wellington Wine Country

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The fresh and lively aromatics form an interesting mix, where balance and restraint are key fundamentals of this wine.  This year the wild flowers form the lively aspect and are the most noticeable, apple and orange blossoms provide the fresh characteristics.  The nose is further filled with crushed apple, golden kiwi fruit and nashi pear.  We were able to reduce the residual sugar levels for this vintage, this assists the refined palate in showing a little more minerality.  As for the nose, the palate shows dense and transparent flavours of stone fruit and peach, with a gracious and unpretentious attitude.  Part of the wine has been matured in French oak for 10 months, on lees.  This helped to accentuate the length of the wine and bring more charm to the textural elements and pave a path for the fruit to shine.  We predict this wine to evolve for the next three to five years and bring drinking pleasure for several years to follow."


5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Pale straw-yellow colour, youthfully light. The nose is fresh and very elegant, with tightly bound aromas of pears and white stonefruits, along with exotic white florals and subtle honeysuckle and nutty suggestions. The aromatics are pure and focussed with a minerally edge. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied the palate has a refined richness and fruit sweetness with pears and white florals, and a little honied unctuousness. The fruit makes a positive impactwith its focus and intensity. Very smooth textures and fresh acidity provide good linearity, and the wine carries to a lighter, elegant and slender, moderately sustained finish. This is a fresh and elegant expression with fruit clarity. It will develop over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘Dry River Estate’ and ‘Craighall’ sites, with 15% botrytised fruit, fully indigenous yeast fermented, 25% in seasoned oak to 12.5% alc. and 17 g/L RS, the barrel portion aged 9 months in oak,, the wine avoiding batonnage."

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