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Sweet Danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent and sweetly fruited palate

Rich, full bodied Pinot Gris which is partially barrel fermented

Works well with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried, or with hot baked ham and glazed kumara.

Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 4
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $17.99 $15.64
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99
Awarded 16.5/20 Points Awarded Silver Medal
Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 4
The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics.
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $17.99 $15.64
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99

Accolades

Awarded 16.5/20 Points

Raymon Chan, Apr 2018

Awarded Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge 2018

Description

"Full, even straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. The nose is softly full with good depth and presence of white and yellow stonefruits, along with an amalgam of exotic herbs and rose-petal florals, and subtle notes of honeysuckle and nutty notes. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a subtle, mouthfilling presence with light, lifted flavours of white stonefruits along with exotic florals and some confectionary and honeysuckle nuances. The palate is bright and vigorous with fresh underlying acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line, leading to an elegant, nuanced finish. This is a delicate flavoured dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral, confectionary and honeysuckle notes on a palate with good mouthfeel. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare over the next 2+ years. Marlborough fruit given some skin contact and tank-fermented with 5% in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. and 3.4 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees with some batonnage and 30% MLF" Raymond Chan, Ar 2018

"The fruity, ripe 2017 inot Gris is full-bodied, round and mouth-filling. Pear and guava notes are balanced by hints of grapefruit and lime on the nearly dry finish. It's not that complex, but it offers an appealing silky texture and enough weight to satisfy" Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Feb 2018

"This has a smooth, ripe and attractive array of apples and pears with lightly bready, pastry notes. The palate is smotth, just off-dry and has easy, mellow appl-pastry flavours" James suckling, 2018

From several vineyards positioned throughout Marlborough comes this rich, full bodied Pinot Gris which is partially barrel fermented. It has stone-fruit and spice flavours with a soft finish. Medium dry in style. The sweet, lifted aroma of proving bread appeals on the nose along with pleasant notes of white stone fruit, with spice and citrus adding to this sensory delight. Sweet Danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent and sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours complement the rich and full weight  ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.

Parcels of grapes were harvested when physiologically ripe from several of our vineyards in Marlborough. The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics. In the winery the majority of juice was fermented in tank at various temperatures and with various yeast to capture varietal character and build interest.

Food Pairing: Works well with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried, or with hot baked ham and glazed kumara.

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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LOVE this wine :-)

Linda - 27/11/2018

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Enjoying this

Rosemary - 01/02/2019


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