Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Gris 2019

October 2, 2020By Yvonne

Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Gris 2019 $22 Stuart and Patricia Anderson craft pinot gris from the French Alsace clone 457 (sounds superflash right?) grown in their Moutere Hills vineyard. Most kiwi pinot gris comes from highly floral German clones, while this French clone creates a stylish, spicy, flavour spectrum studded with softly grainy textures and a … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

September 29, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018 $40 This is one of my favourite New Zealand pinot gris wines hands down. Hands all over the place in fact. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and only the free-run juice was fermented with a combo of cultured and wild yeasts in a mixture of stainless steel … Read More

Spade Oak The Prospect Gisborne Pinot Gris 2019

September 18, 2020By Yvonne

Spade Oak The Prospect Gisborne Pinot Gris 2019 $28 Crafted from two special pinot gris clones perfectly suited to creating delicously dry styles that grow on Mahauri and Kaiti clay loam soils and end up being gently pressed into a combo of 4yo French oak barrels and tanks to ferment and mature. The result is … Read More

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $24 Paired with :Crispy spiced onion fritter burgers with mango chutney in Dish Magazine Issue 93 No question, the best possible thing to put in your mouth after these superb burgers, is the Unison Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 ($24).  It’s a dry-styled pinot gris with buckets … Read More

Drummond Farm Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018

August 17, 2020By Yvonne

Drummond Farm Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018 $24 Alex Muir and Leah Creaven are the forces behind Martinborough’s newest splash in the wine pond and they’re determined to educate people that it’s what’s NOT in the bottle that makes it distinctive.  Produced at a positively demure 9.5% alcohol and showing clean, lightly-styled, apple and greengage plum … Read More

OTU Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

July 27, 2020By Yvonne

OTU Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $18 With the faintest of pink flecks to it, this brilliantly-bright and shiny new gris has soft pear and nashi notes on the nose and they merge with ripe citrus and peachy flavours on the palate. It’s a clean, zesty and ultra-refreshing example that’ll wow the crowds. For stockists near … Read More

Scout Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

July 7, 2020By Yvonne

$30 Supernice, apple-injected pinot gris from Marlborough that boasts incredible lift and spice on the nose and a really clean, textural, weighty mouthfeel. Nicely done by young winemaking team Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane and the groovy label art is done by Michelle Lane, who works over in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island – she’s also … Read More

Famille Hugel Classic Alsace Pinot Gris 2017

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Famille Hugel Classic Alsace Pinot Gris 2017 $42.99 Prior to 2017 this iconic Alsace producer (based in Riquewihr) was known as Hugel et Fils, however the Hugel family opted to start referring to their company as Famille Hugel, to acknowledge the incredible 13 generations of family winemaking since it was founded in 1639.  1639! Their … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $20 Looking for a dry-style pinot gris that still packs a punch of richness, elegance and all-round excellence?  Then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac friend, because Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan of Tikokino have created all that in spades. Rich stonefruit notes overlap with classic apple … Read More

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2020

June 20, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2020 $13 If you’re looking for a burst of sweet florals, peachy punch, apple, pear and yellow plum notes – then the tribe has spoken!  No frills, fresh and fabulous, this is a dangerously sippable, neat-as-a-pin, plucky little pinot gris that’ll wow the crowds. http://www.matahiwi.co.nz