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Forrest Estate Pinot Gris

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Will Pinot Gris ever steal Savvy’s mantle in New Zealand? Probably not, but if it tastes this good it has every reason to. It’s from the acclaimed Forrest Estate who source grapes from two sites within the Wairau Valley. The result is a wine that displays the best of both sites exuding citrus and apple as well as pear and orange, crisp acids before a mouth-filling and lingering finish. A perfect match with Asian dishes.

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Winemaker's Notes

An attractive nose of royal gala apple, orange blossom and nashi pear, with a hint of ripe stone fruit and honeysuckle. On the palate, this beautifully balanced wine is rich, soft and rounded, showing savoury notes with a weighty, oily texture. A hint of natural fruit sweetness leads to a lingering exotic finish; serve chilled, perfect on a hot summer’s day.

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Forrest Estate Pinot Gris

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Attractive, drink-young style with mouthfilling body and fresh pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing good depth. Medium-dry, with balanced acidity and a smooth finish.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This is a vastly more savoury style that moves away from ripe, fleshy stone fruits and pears and heads into more nutty, leesy flavours and textures; it shows a cashewy layer on both nose and palate. It's quite rich but very well balanced _ an engaging, clever wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
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