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

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

 Paired with: Fennel Pear and Walnut Salad Annabel Langbein in NZ Herald 12.03.2022 Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 You know how when you Google a recipe and you click on it and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll until finally you finally get to the ingredients and method and you … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Paired with: Chicken Baked with fennel and olives. Annebel Langbein Canvas NZ Herald Sat 12.3.2022 Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $23.99 Any recipe that front-foots it with fennel instantly has me probing, prying and pursuing the perkiest bottle of pinot gris within reach. Winemaker Ben Glover has delivered a deliciously dry example that roars with … Read More

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Gris 2021

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Gris 2021 $22 If you dust some ripe pears in nutmeg and poach them in citrus and inhale the result then you’ll have something resembling this frisky-fresh pinot gris. Punchy, nashi and white peach flavours in the mid-palate – bright, energetic, with great tension and verve. Excellent length of flavour and … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020

February 14, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020 $23 Paired with: Creamy Sweetcorn Polenta with Chicken Schnitzel and Herb Sauce dish Magazine Issue 102 The creamy moreishness of the polenta combined with the savoury, herby, crunchy schnitzel just sings when paired with the juicy apple, pear and spiced peach punchiness of the Tiki North Canterbury … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019 $28  Handpicked from their Arthur’s vineyard and Cairnmuir Terraces block, this complex pinot gris is perfumed with musky nashi notes, nutmeg and walnutty notes. Smooth, elegantly structured, mouthfilling, and juicy, it’s a crunchy-yet-complex style that’s had the benefit of partial barrel fermentation and maturation in older oak barrels. Dry, … Read More

Brookfields Robertson Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

February 7, 2022By Yvonne

Brookfields Robertson Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021 $21 Super-fresh and snappy, this pinot gris punches out nashi, white peach and yellow plum plushness. Bright acidity, soft baking spices and satisfying, mouthfilling, length of flavour. Nicely made indeed. Brookfields

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

February 2, 2022By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $23 Paired with: Turkish roast chicken and eggplant in dish Magazine Issue 102 With a smorgasbord of spice going on in this ravishing roast, choose an aromatic wine that accentuates those roasty toasty flavours, yet adds intensely cleansing crispness. Then let me introduce the Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 ($23). Deliciously … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

February 2, 2022By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $19.50 Paired with: Orecchiette with broccoli, brown butter and hazelnut crumb in dish Magazine Issue 102 The second I see the words ‘brown butter’ and ‘hazelnut’ is the second I’m reaching for the nutmeg-dusted, nashi-saturated niceness of the Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 ($19.50) With clean, … Read More

Scout Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

December 10, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $27 Woah Nelly!! Here’s a richly-crafted, spice-driven pinot gris that takes no prisoners in the taste stakes. Dry, lengthy and boosted with baked apple and anise characters, it’s a bold, full-bodied gris with a tweak of guava on the finish. I love how generous and toasty in the mid-palate … Read More