Pinot gris 2011

This wine has a characteristic straw colour with an upfront nose of honeysuckle and poached pear, followed by tropical melon and the fragrant and floral spice of potpourri. On tasting, first impressions are of an obvious concentration and lushness which can be attributed to the very small berry clone of Pinot Gris that we grow - yellow peach, rock melon, hints of old fashioned custard with undertones of fenugreek spice. This wine has a long, lingering, crisp and clean finish and although it has a slightly higher level of residual sugar than previous vintages, doesn't leave the palate cloying in any way. One of life's greatest rewards of good Pinot Gris is found in its development and with the balanced nature that this wine is showing I perceive this wine will unfold over many years of cellaring.

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Pinot gris 2011