Sir John Kirwan MBE, the former rugby legend and mental health advocate, has been conducting a love affair with Italy for over 30 years now. (It's ok, his Italian wife is from Treviso, she gets it!) The fruit of this love affair is the selection of truly delicious and finely crafted Italian wines that he imports into New Zealand. With his son Luca and daughter Francesca playing an active role in the business, John and his family have carefully chosen wines that capture the heart and soul of the regions they are made from.
This moreish Pinot Grigio is fresh, zesty and harmoniuous with delicate notes of jasmin and magnolia. Try paired with seafood and roasted mediterranean vegetables.
John says “They met, then married before the month was out. That’s the courtship story of my kids’ grandparents! Nonno Mario obviously knew right away he was onto a good thing – Silvana’s bright, vivacious… and one of the greatest cooks I know. Now Mario won’t touch anything but his reds – but it somehow seems fitting that Silvana always asks me to open this lively and crisp Grigio when she comes around (she asks quietly, since Mario is hard of hearing!). So here's to you...cin cin Nonna Silvana!"
The winery writes "A balanced and well-structured wine with a fragrant, intense bouquet with notes of jasmine and magnolia. It is fresh, zesty and harmonious on the palate, very well-balanced and has a good, persistent aroma."