Ash Ridge Alti Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $29
There’s very little of this bony-dry, funky, mineral-heavy Pinot Gris left, so if you’re a fan of natural, skinsy, quartzy styles then this needs to be on your shopping list. Alti in that its made in an alternative style to conventional Pinot Gris and it’ll definitely appeal to the more adventurous drinker. Its orange colour comes from the Pinot Gris juice spending an extended period of time on its’ pinky-grey skins, this also adds a hint of chewy astringency to its texture. Unfined and unfiltered, be prepared to see a significant amount of residue at the bottom of the bottle. It’s harmless, so don’t fret.