2017 River-T Pinot Gris
Harvested by hand on April 30th 2017 this delicious Pinot Gris has powerful aromas of pear, citrus and crystalised ginger. This wine has a rich palate, very fruity and textural. Long lasting flavours.
ALC: 12.5% RS <14g/L
Planted – 2007
Clones – Barry, GM 2/15
Soil – Limestone base spread through river gravels
Yield – 5.9 tonnes/hectare
Harvest date – April 30th 2017
Food Match – Pairs perfectly with roast pork, creamy pasta, poultry and seafood. An everyday wine.
Ramond Chan – 18+/20
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. This has an elegantly presented nose with well concentrated aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle layers of florals with nuances of honeysuckle and minerals. This has finesse and clarity. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate possesses refreshing white and yellow stonefruit flavours along with subtle notes of florals and honey, and suggestions of nuts and minerals. The palate has a rounded mouthfeel with a firm core, and the wine carries along a fine-textured line with integrated acidity, leading to a restrained finish of stonefruits and florals. This is an elegantly concentrated medium-dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit and floral flavours and hints of honey on a balanced, integrated palate. Match with most white meat dishes and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4 years.
Hand-picked cool-fruit fermented to 13.5% alc. and 14 g/L RS.
Wine Orbit 93/100
An elegantly expressed pinot gris, the inviting bouquet shows poached pear, stone fruit, floral and subtle spice aromas. It is juicy and flavoursome on the palate, and offers bright fruit intensity and silky texture, beautifully structured by crisp acidity. At its best: now to 2020.