Driven Snow Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

August 29, 2022By Yvonne

Driven Snow Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $25.99 Nutmeg-dusted nashi notes combine with a splash of poached quince and fresh peachy punchiness on the nose and palate of this crunchy-crisp pinot gris. Deliciously dry and showing a core of minerality which brings an extra layer of complexity and citrosity (new word) to the finish. Powerhouse … Read More

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Gris 2021

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $34.50 White gold and gleaming in the glass, this snappy-fresh pinot gris has green pear, baked apple, tweaks of ginger, spice and white peach. Crafted by Jen Parr, it’s an intense style, with slight herbaceous notes, white pepper and a complex, dry. slightly saline mouthfeel. Valli Wine

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

August 19, 2022By Yvonne

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022 $35 This is a dry, mineral-edged style of pinot gris for Johanneshof. The colour has a slight rose gold tweak to it and aroma-wise it’s showing notes of nashi but it’s also displaying a tropical, herbaceous edge meaning you could almost call it a gris for sauvignon lovers. Crisp, dry … Read More

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

August 15, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $30 Every year the team at Bald Hills release a Kirameki – I get super excited, and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite Central Otago examples. Soothing to sip, yet it’s laced with energetic acidity and complex baking spice notes and the nashi and quince core … Read More

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 Alexandra’s extreme seasonal climate fluctuations keep the vines on their toes, turning out finely-tuned pinot gris with great tension and concentration. Nashi notes merge with fresh apple and yellow, Mirabelle plum plushness, frisky acidity and excellent length of flavour to great a pinot gris with … Read More

Māori Point Fumé Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

July 24, 2022By Yvonne

Māori Point Fumé Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $38 Barrel fermented pinot gris isn’t the most common style, yet this limited-release, dry style of Pinot Gris that’s been hand harvested and trod by foot to accentuate skin contact time, something important for textural complexity, colour and depth. Wild fermented, with 20% going into French oak … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

June 10, 2022By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $27 If you’re looking for balance, poise and ridiculously lovely richness in your pinot gris, then you’ve hopped on the right bus, my friend. Crafted from the last batch of fruit to arrive at the winery each harvest, this pinot gris has all the classic Rockburn hallmarks of pure … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $19.95 Well well well. If it isn’t just the crispiest, juiciest, nashiest, apple-and-spice-stacked pinot gris I’ve tried in AGES! Clean, crunchy-fresh and fanging with pipfruit, this vibrant, energetic, multi-layered style is deliciously drinkable. Stylish and showing superb fruit purity. Paired with Moroccan Baked Chicken with Pearl Couscous in Issue … Read More

Gladstone Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2021

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 There’s something in the deep, dry, rocky soils of the ancient terraces of the Ruamahanga River that gives Gladstone Vineyard’s pinot gris its deliciously dry superpowers.  Spice-stacked and mineral-focused, it has a core (scuse the pun) of pear and green apple which provides the spine for crunchy acidity … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Estate Pinot Gris 2019

March 11, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Estate Pinot Gris 2019 $25 Paired with: Braised Fennel with Lemon in Canvas Magazine in the NZ Herald March 12th 2022 The state of the world is all a bit bung, a bit pakaru and more than a tad huckery right now. So tuck yourself away with a few good friends, bake them … Read More