Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $19.99
I love the tiny squeak of apricot in the colour of this wine as it pours into the glass. The skins of Pinot Gris grapes are pinky-grey and if they’re left in contact with the juice for a short while, they’ll impart this gorgeous rose-gold tint. Prepare for soft nashi, white peach, strudel spices and perky acidity to greet your senses in the most sensational way. I love how cleansing the textures are in this wine and they reflect the deep, limestone-layered soils in which the grapes are grown. It’s a star and one of the best Pinot Gris Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan have ever made. Buy it now or forever kick yourself because it’s a bargain.