The Writer’s Block Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018 $29 (4stars)

Crafted by Urbn Vino’s Brendan Seal, this gris has a full and frisky fragrance of baked apple, poached quince and hints of honeysuckle and stonefruit – all characters that wash across the palate, leaving an impression of richness on the finish (which also happens to be very long, dry and lovley).  Attractive freshness and texture upfront makes this a rewarding drink from woah to go.