Aronui Pinot Gris 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 14.5%
Varietal, generous, fruity and attractive bouquet of ripe pear and apple fruits, some apricot blossom and wet stone mineral suggestions.
On the palate - just dry with a texture, nice core of fruit and balance; medium+ acidity and length - a wine that finishes as strong as it begins. Balanced and well made with a spice flick on the finish.
Aronui Albarino 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 13%
Quite punchy and fruity on the nose with aromas of red apple and peach and a hint of spice. On the palate - dry and tasty with a texture driven beginning - chalky; then the citrus flavor kicks in with a lemon peel suggestion; medium++ acidity, some white floral suggestions, medium length and finish. Should age well and am looking forward to trying this wine again in 12 months.
Aronui Gruner Veltliner 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 13.5%
A light and delicate bouquet of chalky and mineral laced white fruits, a hint of pineapple and apple with citrus overtones; a bouquet with all the hall marks of GV in a mild and quiet package.
On the palate - dry, minerally and chalky with apple and lemon flavors, a touch of vegetal - celery like flavor. Medium++ acidity, medium length and finish. Overall well made and food friendly.
Aronui Riesling 2014 Nelson 12%
Varietal, delicate, attractive and familiar bouquet of Riesling: lemon-laced white flowers, crisp green apple and mandarin peel - very nice!
On the palate - off-dry with some Kabinett level RS, high acidity and packed with Riesling flavors of apricot, apple and citrus; high(ish) acidity, medium+ length, balanced and well made. Nice work!
Aronui Pinot Noir 2012 Single Vineyard Nelson 13.5%
Fruity and rich in Pinosity with wild and tame red fruits of raspberry and red cherry, perhaps a little fruit cake, red florals and light oaky complexity.
On the palate - dry with dusty and fine grained tannins and medium+ acidity; there's quite a bite to the fruits on the second taste - time still needed to bring this wine into harmony. That said - very drinkable now - am just being pedantic. Medium finish, well made.