GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2023
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93/100 'Excellent' | Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
This has swiftly become one of our favourite pinot gris and after one sip you’ll know why.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Distinctive floral, mineral and fruity bouquet with scents of green pear and yellow apple, some suggestions of quince and white spices, hard stone mineral and citrus peel. The lees and spice qualities show on the palate first through a satin touch then flavours of white fleshed fruits and citrus."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Gorgeously fruited and elegantly fragrant, the wine shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, poached pear and white floral aromas on the nose, leading to a succulent palate delivering fleshy texture backed by juicy acidity, finishing wonderfully long and satisfying."
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is full, packed with dusty fragrance of white blossom and spice, underlying stonefruit, pear and quince. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, aromas of nectarine, ripe pear and quince intertwined with white lily, white pepper and cardamom. The fruit is concentrated with depth and generosity, an excellent balance of acidity lingers with spice and a long finish. This amiable Pinot Gris is smooth flowing with lush fruit, floral, spice and poise."
The winery writes "Concentrated and expressive, with vibrant aromas of fresh ginger, Nashi pear and tropical fruits. Flavours of fresh pear, stonefruit and spice explode onto the palate, with sumptuous, ripe tropical fruits giving depth and weight. "