Aurum Organic Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017 $28

Gorgeous fresh-cut apple, pear and quince and strudel notes, it has richness and weight and general all-round deliciousness, so punchy and rich and powerful. Peach, perky perfection. LOVE it!! Here’s something you can announce in front of your friends as you pour this wine. “The soils in which these tidy little pinot gris grapes grow, comprise of fluvial, glacial silts and gravels”. (Now quickly go and google ‘fluvial’).  In the desert-dry heat of the Lowburn region, those soils produce pinot gris packed with nashi, quince and apple strudel intensity, a creamy, rich mouthfeel and finishing with a finely-grained texture.  Refined, balanced, juicy and eyepoppingly good with classic pear, blue cheese, walnut and rocket salad.