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Fielding Pinot Gris 2014

VQA Niagara Peninsula $21.95 (251108) 12.5% alcohol

Winemaker Richie Roberts crafted yet another cool-climate beauty in this, a challenging vintage. Floral, piquant spice, honeydew melon and orchard fruit aromas herald a palate-bathing wash of juicy, fresh fruit flavours—green apple, poached pear, Key lime and lemony tang. It broadens out on the back palate with softer pit fruit—peach and yellow plum. It’s medium weight with good texture and deft balance unfolding into a crisp and lip-smacking aftertaste. (Vic Harradine)