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Bilancia Pinot Grigio

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Bilancia Pinot Grigio

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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Bilancia is based in Hawke's Bay, but this wine has often been made from Marlborough grapes. The 2004 vintage, grown at Haumoana and Maraekakaho, is instantly appealing - a weighty, ripely flavoured, softly textured wine with a sliver of sweetness (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) and lovely richness and harmony. The 2005, grown in Hawke's Bay, is pale lemon/green, full-bodied and fresh, with strong peach, lychee and spice aromas and flavours and a dryish (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely balanced finish.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Bilancia is based in Hawke's Bay, but this wine has often been made from Marlborough grapes. The 2004 vintage, grown at Haumoana and Maraekakaho, is instantly appealing - a weighty, ripely flavoured, softly textured wine with a sliver of sweetness (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) and lovely richness and harmony. The 2005, grown in Hawke's Bay, is pale lemon/green, full-bodied and fresh, with strong peach, lychee and spice aromas and flavours and a dryish (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely balanced finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Bilancia is a Hawke's Bay-based company, but the grapes for this wine are grown in Marlborough, Hand-harvested, it is fermented and matured on its yeast lees in stainless steel tanks. The 2002 vintage re-tasted in late 2003, showed some leesy complexity in a crisp, appley, distinctly cool-climate style. Tasted in its infancy, the 2003is floral, mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with very pure, citrusy, spicy flavours and a dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), long finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Bilancia is a Hawke's Bay-based company, but the grapes for this consistently delightful wine are grown in Marlborough. It is hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented and lees-aged in stainless steel tanks. The finely balanced 2002 vintage is fresh and immaculate, weighty and concentrated, with strong, fractionally sweet (six grams per litre of sugar) flavours of pears and spice, a touch of complexity and good mouthfeel.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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