Brilliant light straw-yellow colour with some green hues, pale on rim
The nose is soft and elegant with aromas of yellow stonefruits, exotic florals and honeysuckle, revealing suggestion of minerally lees with aeration. Off-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has fresh and gently luscious flavours of yellow stonefruits and honeysuckle along with nuances of exotic florals.
Match with Asian cuisine over the next 3+ years.
Rounded in the mouth, this has a good core underlined by subtle phenolic textures. The acidity is ripe and integrated, enhancing the smooth flow, and the wine carries to a gently honied finish. This is a softly fresh, off-dry Pinot Gris with luscious stonefruit, honeysuckle and floral flavours on a gently textured, smooth-flowing palate.
70% Berry Smith clone fruit from the ‘Om Santi’ vineyard and 30% clone 2-15 from the ‘East Base’ vineyard, tank-fermented to 13.3% alc. and 6.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees.
4 Stars – Raymond Chan, Jan 2017
Picking Date: April 2016
Bottled: August 2016