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Isabel Estate Pinot Gris

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Cracka Review

Pinot Gris seems to have found a natural affinity with Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc should start to get nervous as there’s a new contender on the block. Typically this Gris is made in a richer vein with a degree of viscosity and richness. It’s generous in pear and vanilla with the freshness of ripe apples and smells of quince and almond meal. It’s got a rounded mouthfeel that’s both mouth filling and fresh. Good cleansing acids on the finish make for a perfect stand alone wine.

Winemaker's Notes

A bounty of rich aroma's on the nose - everything is there: nectarine, white pear, clover honey and subtle hints of coconut all on display.  The wine has strong mineral definition, yet a supple mouth feel and good length due to the gentle lees stirring.  The palate is subtlely complex with persmisson, red apple, a hint of white pepper and a faint suggestion of rose petal.  Isabel has returned to the modern Alsatian style of Pinot Gris, hinting towards drier and more mineral focused wine they are known for.  The wine is best served lightly chilled and with tuna sashimi or grilled seafood.

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Isabel Estate Pinot Gris

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Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage) says
Fleshy and rounded, with vibrant peach and pear-like flavours, slightly spicy and gingery, and a soft finish. Enjoyable young.
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Very pale pink, medium-bodied style, grown in the Isabel Estate vineyards. Lots of peachy, spicy flavour, with a sliver of sweetness and fresh acidity.
May/June, 2008 2008
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
… a very good wine, clean and fruity and, fortunately, suggestive of a salty savouriness, the dry finish carrying a certain shelly appeal.
The Wine Front, 2007 2006

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