Cambridge Road Papillon Blanc 2016

Lance Redgewell's first ‘white wine' from his Cambridge Road project. This is a delightfully autumnal blend of 72% Pinot Gris, 19% Pinot Noir and 9% Riesling. The Pinot Gris had a little skin contact while the Pinot Noir is whole bunch pressed off skins to avoid colour. A splash of the ‘Papillo...



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Varietal
Pinot Gris / Grigio
Brand Name
Cambridge Road
Style
White Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
NEW ZEALAND
Region
Wairarapa (Martinborough)

Product Description

Lance Redgewell's first ‘white wine' from his Cambridge Road project. This is a delightfully autumnal blend of 72% Pinot Gris, 19% Pinot Noir and 9% Riesling. The Pinot Gris had a little skin contact while the Pinot Noir is whole bunch pressed off skins to avoid colour. A splash of the ‘Papillon Rosé' was also added. The pink tones have completely dropped out leaving a beguiling yellow copper colour. The nose is rich and exotic showing everything from citrus, pear, peach, apricot through to paw paw. A little dry botrytis and a faint whiff of oxidation add complexity. The palate is rich and textural but dry, contrary to the suggestion of the nose. Sweet caramelised apple and pear flavours with a dried cream lees note. The closest reference in Europe might be a better example of natural Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, although the acidity here is considerably softer, replaced instead with phenolics.

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