Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

February 1, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $27 Grown on Graeme Crosbie’s ‘Defiance’ vineyard on Felton Road, this shiny new Pinot Gris is explosively fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour. Think white peach, Golden Delicious apples, quince and nashi niceness on the nose and palate and a clean, crunchy finish that’s like a luscious … Read More

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 31, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $17.99 Weighing in at a positively demure 9.5% alcohol, this smooth, softly-juicy Pinot Gris was able to pack in solid amounts of peach, nashi pear and Golden Delicious apple into every sip without the heavy alcohol hit, by being harvested early to capture good flavours without the … Read More

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

January 29, 2021By Yvonne

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $20 Snappy, crispy dry and chock full of classic Golden Delicious Apple, nashi and nearly-ripe quince characters, it’s an ultra-cleansing, tightrope-taut on the tongue wine that will perk up even the most flaccid food. Zesty and floral on the nose, it has a mineral-laced charm in … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 27, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $20 At 14% alcohol, this Pinot Gris definitely sails down the crispy-dry side of the street, yet the mid-palate is plump with pear, quince and nashi-laced niceness. Generous and juicy, but also cleansing and refreshing – it’s a very nice thing to drink. Pop it in the fridge for 45 … Read More

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $17.99 Harvested earlier than their other Pinot Gris lines, the Early Light takes advantage of grapes bursting with bright apple and pear flavours, but with lower levels of natural sugar, so they’re able to create lower alcohol levels and still maintain good varietal character. It’s a teensy … Read More

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $29 So beautifully balanced it’s like a ballerina tiptoeing in pointe shoes across your tongue on a tightrope. Aromatically it delivers fresh nashi and yellow plum perfume in spades, while the cleansing, juicy, white nectarine notes wash soothingly over the palate and leave a lengthy, textural … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020

December 20, 2020By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $24.99 2020 clearly shined bright on the grapes grown on the Ngaruroro River terraces by winemaker Emma Lowe and her Chilean viticulturist husband Marcelo Nunez. The high altitude, rocky, free-draining soils of the Matapiro sub-region inland west of Hastings, is superb for turning out tasty pinot gris. All the … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

December 15, 2020By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 Supremely refined and elegant, deliciously dry, yet saturated with crisp nashi notes. Cleansing, quartz textures, electric acidity and energiser bunny persistence of flavour means it’ll perk up even the most flaccid of palates. Yum! Softly spiced, refreshing and darn lovely to drink. http://www.mahiwine.co.nz  

Colere SolEra Marlborough Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris NV

November 24, 2020By Yvonne

Colere SolEra Marlborough Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris NV $33 Gorgeously golden in the glass, this blend of pinot gris and pinot blanc comes from the Kerner Vineyard, one of New Zealand’s most renown vineyard sites. So how has it been constructed? Essentially winemaker Julian Richards has cleverly blended one-barrel of 2012 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc Blanc with … Read More

Junction Pastime Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

November 12, 2020By Yvonne

Junction Pastime Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $22 One sip and it’s blindingly obvious as to how this wine romped into a trophy spot at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards.  With its aromas of crisp apple and nashi and cleansing, dry, white pepper, musky ginger and five-spice characters. Nicely balanced, it’s an apple-edged, aromatic … Read More