Framingham F-Series Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017 $34.99

Just 850 individually-numbered bottles were made of this luxurious, luscious pinot gris by Andrew Hedley and his scarily talented team at Framingham – so be quick to nab your bottle of this nashi-infused, roast pear and poached quince-soaked example before it’s all gone. Sweet yes, but seriously refreshing and tangy and boasting caramelized concentration on […]

Summerhouse Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016 $19.99

Summerhouse is a family-owned company that harnesses the talents of legendary Master of Wine, Sam Harrop to create wines that were until recently only available overseas. Sourced from the Taylor Pass in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this gris has punchy pear and juicy peach flavours, smashed together with crunchy apple and spicy quince characters to create […]

Eradus Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2016 $18.00

Marlborough’s Awatere Valley injects its own distinctly floral element into all the wines which come from it. This rich, spicy, super-succulent pinot gris has quince, baked apple and banging acidity on the palate. It’s a gris that’ll hit that honeyed, citrus spot and brings in a classic edge of pear, white peach and pepper, which […]

Gibson Bridge Barrique Ferment Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013 $46.99

Howard and Julie Simmonds have made it their mission to turn out tiny amounts of stylish, complex wines with truckloads of character. Only 1800 bottles of this gris were produced and it’s crafted in a dry, toasty style which amps up the interest. Fresh tropical and quince characters on the nose, lead to musky, chai […]

Man O’War Paradise Waiheke Pinot Gris 2016 $29.00

Standing in this tiny vineyard on Ponui Island overlooking Te Kawau Bay, you could easily imagine yourself in paradise and want to remain their full-time. And then you remember that it’s hard work making wine – so you shrug and say “best leave this to someone else” and walk away. Winemaker Duncan McTavish and viticulturist […]

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016 $25.00

Crafted by the ridiculously talented Paul Mason, Martinborough Vineyard is a veritable aristocrat insofar as pinot gris production is concerned. A pioneer of the region, having started in 1980, they know how to craft elegantly structured, deliciously dry pinot gris with lashings of nashi, ginger, quince and white pepper on the palate. Its persistent length […]

Misty Cove Waitaria Marlborough Organic Barrel White Wine 2016 $39.99 (5 stars)

This is one extremely gorgeous blended white that’ll induce wow’s around the table I’m sure. Winemaker Andrew Bailey has co-fermented organically-grown sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and chardonnay grown in his Waitaria Bay vineyard in Kenepuru Sound and matured it in new and matured French oak for 12 months. The result? A wine bursting with tropical […]

Matahiwi Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2016 $19.99

I love the gorgeous hint of rose gold colour that pings from the glass as you pour it, and the super-tangy, nashi and nectarine notes that romp up your nostrils gives it extra ‘drink me now!’ factor. Here’s a gris with bold, crunchy apple characters and a rich, ripe, unashamedly fruity personality. Jane Cooper and […]

Toi Toi Brookdale Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016 $22.75

The Brookdale vineyard is seriously stony. Any rainwater just drains directly through to the water table below, giving the grapes just a scrap of moisture to survive on. But being on the edge of starving is exactly what makes a pinot gris vine produce intense pear drop, quince and nashi niceness on the nose and […]

Gibson Bridge Botrytis Pinot Gris 2014 375ml $38 (3.5 stars)

Deep amber-coloured, this sticky treat is so named after the sixteen rows of pinot gris grapes that were left on the vine to succumb to the noble botrytis rot. It’s toffee’d and toasty and nutty and has roast apricot, fig and quince characters on the palate. If you have any cavities in your teeth, prepare […]

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