A light gold colour suggests richness on first appearance. This opulence leads to an aroma profile reminiscent of yellow plum and golden Kiwi fruit. These generous fruit aromas are kept in check by a bright 'Granny Smith' apple note. The combination of fruit aromas reflects the purity and concentration of the older plantings at Dry River and Craighall, with the brightness and lift from our newer vines at Dry River – planted in 2007. On the palate this wine is classically crafted in the more usual Dry River style (the 2012 Dry River Pinot gris was much drier); maximum flavour with the residual sugar kept in check by fine-grained phenolic compounds. The buoyancy, mainly from fruit extract rather than sugar, is suggestive of ripe 'Golden Queen' peach or even an old style Turkish apricot. A mid palate suggestion of cashew or almond provides another interesting counter point. Dry River Pinot gris has a wonderful capacity to age so we suggest enjoying most of your bottles at least three to five years post the vintage.
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