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- From the 2018 Competition

Constellation Brands - VNO Pinot Gris - 2016 Medal

Gold Award Winner

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Judges' Comments

Warren Gibson
Neural style. Some pear notes. Nice wine with fresh acidity. Lacks another dimension. A moderate match with the dish. Nothing competing.

Meg Brodtmann
An interesting nose of almond meal and fresh olive oil with some pear fruit. The wine is textured with residual sugar filling out the mid palate. Pear, apple and some pineapple flavours. The wine appears broad and flat with the food.

Dr Ken Dobler
Restrained nose with aromas of paw paw and melon. Delicate palate with those ripe tropical flavours finishing clean and long in the mouth

Brent Marris
Ripe floral fruit nose and palate. Good mid weight sweetness with hints of white peach and honeysuckle notes on the finish. Hints of guava coming through with nice fruit driven finish. Floral notes become more concentrated when tasted with the Celeriac dish. A really good match.

Ying Tan
Spicy, lightly honeyed apple and flowers on nose. Light, dry, slightly biscuit, ripe grapey apple with a hint of honey. Dry, biscuit finish. Long. Celeriac lightly emphasizes fresh apple character.

Sue Bastian
Pale yellow straw, slight salmon pink tint. Fresh cut red apple. Lovely sandy texture, more medium bodied with substantial apple flavour intensity. The more intense wine flavour is a good match for this salty dish.


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Lighter Bodied Dry White Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

Geo Indicator or Region
Hawkes Bay

Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13.5% v/v

Sugar 5.4 g/ltr

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Libby Barker



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