2017 Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Pinot Gris
The vineyard is nestled under Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku (Maori" "Footprint of the Rainbow"). At the top of the Southern Alps, it strongly influences the climate, with its rain shadow bestowing low rainfall and low humidity upon the Awatere Valley. Along with sunny days and cool nights this creates perfect conditions for slow steady ripening and flavour development. Awatere grapes have a distinctive fruity yet steely and herbaceous flavour quite different to those produced elsewhere in Marlborough.
What The Critics Say
18-/20 Raymond Chan
"Bright, light straw colour, pale on the edge. The nose is softly voluminous with good depth and intensity of white stonefruits and a tight, fine amalgam of nutty notes and minerals at the core. This is fresh and elegant in presentation. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has finely concentrated flavours of white stonefruits along with subtle notes of white florals and a hint of honeysuckle, entwined with nutty and mineral elements. The mouthfeel is bright and vibrant with fresh, lacy acidity and a refined, textural line balancing the subtle fruit richness. This has good linearity and carries to a lingering, mineral nuanced finish. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare. Estate fruit, vines 10 y.o., 75% clone 457 tank-fermented and aged on lees, with 75% clone M2 hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak, the wine aged 5 months on lees, the wine at 13.0% alc. and 3.8 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Feb 2018 RRP $22.95."
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