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The Chardonnay drinker's Pinot Gris in a Burgundian style.

2011 Ostler Audrey Pinot Gris

Waitaki Valley

Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, this has a fat, rich and intriguing bouquet of ripe yellow stonefruits with tropical fruit elements allied to savoury spices, earth and minerals which unfold layers of interest and nuance in the glass. Full-bodied and dry on palate, this is a warm and satisfying wine, full of ripe, savoury stonefruit flavours along with notes of exotic fruits, honey, earth and wood spices. There is a concentration and core that forms an impressive backbone, but the palate has excellent poise from lively acidity and the palate carries wonderful tension through its line and length. Drink this complex, Alsace Pinot Gris look-alike with firm flesh seafood, poultry and pork dishes.

Winemaker's notes

HARVEST DATE: May 12th 2011 CLONES: Barrie, 7A, 40A
WINE COMPOSITION: TA: 6.4 G/L; RS: 5.2 G/L; ALCOHOL: 12.5%
From our signature ‘Clos Ostler’ Vineyard, from vines grown on soils under-pinned with solid limestone and marl. Classic Audrey’s - “The Chardonnay-drinker’s Pinot Gris in a Burgundian style”. The regional signature is there – savoury quince with an exotic twist of white flowers – under laid by more complex aromatics from wild yeast fermentation in old demi-muid barrels. A medium palate weight balanced by an indefinable chalkiness - the hallmark of great white wines grown on limestone.

Details

Vintage2011 RegionWaitaki Valley VarietyPinot Gris ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 12.5%

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