Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
The Black Cottage Pinot Gris really shows the quality of the 2020 vintage in Marlborough despite the challenges thrown at by the covid lockdowns. Made from fruit harvested in pristine condition this dry Pinot Gris is packed full of autumnal fruit flavours with a crisp texture and excellent persistence. Great value here.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"A mouth quenching, dry pinot gris filled with aromas of pear, fennel bulb and feijoa. The palate has a crunchy, crisp texture and has great drive. Flavours of quince, green olive martini and touches of vanilla bean come through with a crack of rock salt on the finish.
An epic vintage quality wise but Covid-19 made harvest 2020 extremely challenging. A warm, dry season with cool nights, typical of Marlborough, led to good acid levels. The season produced pristine fruit with beautifully ripe flavours. After a long, cool fermentation, the wine was aged on fine yeast lees for 8 weeks to allow the natural texture of the wine to develop."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Delightfully fruited and elegantly lifted, showing fresh pear, lemon peel, Gala apple and floral aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully focused palate that’s juicy and finely textured. Comforting and tasty with loads of pristine fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2022."
Recommended Cameron Douglas MS, August 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"An exuberant, fruity core with aromas of Asian pear and yellow apple, fruit spice with a touch of lees and ginger, green pear and a hint of lager (beer). On the palate – equally fruity, fresh, ripe and youthful with flavours that mirror the nose, medium+ acidity, a phenolic tension on the palate accentuates a citrus note of lemon. Ultimately an easy drinking expression with a whisper of residual sweetness transitioning to dryness, medium weight and length. Best drinking from today and through 2022."