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John Forrest Collection The White

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John Forrest Collection The White

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
With his uniquely diverse blend, winemaker John Forrest is after a 'full-bodied, dry style with fruit intensity and acid definition, but no excess of wood, malolactic fermentation or sugar'. It is billed as an 'uninhibited' marriage of up to seven grape varieties (Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer) drawn from Marlborough, Hawke's Bay, Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley. The 2006 vintage a full-bodied wine with excellent weight and depth of grapefruit, peach, pear and spice flavours, now developing toasty, bottle-aged notes, is a dryish, fruit-driven style with unusual flavour complexity. The 2007 is simpler, with good body and depth of slightly herbaceous, lychee and pear flavours, balanced acidity and a fresh, smooth finish (7 grams/litre of residual sugar).
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
With his uniquely diverse blend, winemaker John Forrest is after a 'full-bodied, dry style with fruit intensity and acid definition, but no excess of wood, malolactic fermentation or sugar'. It is billed as an 'uninhibited' marriage of up to seven grape varieties (Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer) drawn from Marlborough, Hawke's Bay, Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley. The 2006 vintage a full-bodied wine with excellent weight and depth of grapefruit, peach, pear and spice flavours, now developing toasty, bottle-aged notes, is a dryish, fruit-driven style with unusual flavour complexity. The 2007 is simpler, with good body and depth of slightly herbaceous, lychee and pear flavours, balanced acidity and a fresh, smooth finish (7 grams/litre of residual sugar).
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