Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $27 Glossy and golden in the glass, scented with sea breeze, soft pear and quince-peel characters and awash with crisp acidity, lipsmackingly dry, mineral-edged textures and stitched together with soothing salinity. While it’s dry to finish, it’s also generously proportioned in the mid-palate, creating a complex, certified … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Traminer Gris 2021

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Traminer Gris 2021 ($21) Paired with: Aromatic Steamed Salmon Parcels Canvas Magazine NZ Herald Nov 6th 2021 What you have here is gewürztraminer that’s been boosted by a splash of pinot gris which catapult the spicy notes into high gear.  I really like it because it’s a rich, full-on, face slap … Read More

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Gris 2021

October 31, 2021By Yvonne

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Gris 2021 RRP $22 Bright, shiny and new to the market, this deliciously dry, nashi and apple-stacked pinot gris has vibrancy, freshness, a rich, generous mid-palate that’s edged with a tweak of nutmeg and elderflower. Superbly sippable. Martinborough Vineyard

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020 $24 If your only experiences with pinot gris have been overly sweet, blousy, flabby and floral, then strap yourself in for a drive on the dry side with this snappy new release from Butterworth Estate. Scented with golden delicious apples, sake spirit, subtle nashi notes and a deliciously … Read More

Brightwater Gravels Nelson Pinot Gris 2020

October 4, 2021By Yvonne

Brightwater Gravels Nelson Pinot Gris 2020 $18 Incredible value for money right here in this perky, plush, pear and apple-packed pinot gris from Nelson. Crisp, punchy, pure and licked with citrus and soft spices, it’s got ‘crowd pleaser’ and’ spring wedding’ written all over it. Clean, balanced and with a squeak of sweetness, it delivers … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 With pear, poached quince and roast peach characters on the nose lead to a softly spiced palate with gentle acidity and a long, creamy finish, it’s a good little sip-in-the-sunshine gris. Don’t over-chill it (that’ll mask the all-important florals and fruit). Nicely made. Monowai Estate

Anchorage Family Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2021

September 22, 2021By Yvonne

Anchorage Family Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2021 $17 Eyepoppingly pretty, diamond-bright and flecked with white gold, this shiny, new example of Nelsonian niceness is an exotically proportioned, nashi and apple strudel-spiced thing of beauty. It’s bodacious, luscious and laced with a ribbon of natural sweetness which accentuates the apple and nutmeg notes on the finish … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $22 If your only experiences with pinot gris have involved yawn-inducingly commercial, sweet and flabby styles, then steady yourself for an attitude shift of epic proportions. Bold and generously dry, it’s crammed with classic nashi and quince characters, softly-spiced layers and a spine of solid acidity. It’s got character, … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23) Paired with: Pork caper and pinenut empanadas in dish Magazine Issue 99 Balance out the piquancy (love that word!) of the capers, paprika and currants with a goblet of gorgeous nashi and quince-tastic Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23). It’s ultra-concentrated, apple-infused and all sorts of crunchy-fresh where textures … Read More

The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

July 13, 2021By Yvonne

The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $27 While the Hunting Lodge kids are based on the old Matua vineyard and winery out in West Auckland, they’re wizards at sourcing superb pinot gris fruit from Marlborough. With nostril-numbing nuances of nashi and palate-quenching poached quince characters (take that Mrs Brown from 6th form English, … Read More