Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
“Along our shores holding fast to the rocks at low tide is the seaweed Durvillea, named after the captain of the Astrolabe, Dumont D’Urville. For me this seaweed defines the ruggedness of our rocky coast.
The Durvillea Pinot Gris is made in a dry style from grapes harvested at precisely the right moment to preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in my winemaking.”
Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Retasted in August 2020, the bargain-priced 2019 vintage was mostly (62 per cent) grown in the Awatere Valley, but also in the Southern Valleys and at Kekerengu. Pale and fragrant, it is full-bodied, with good depth of pear and peach flavours, gentle spicy notes, and a dry (3.9 grams/litre of residual sugar), smooth finish. It’s drinking well now."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
91/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2017 Vintage)
“Crunchy, eshy, eshy and ripe with flavours of green pear and apple, a leesy ginger spice note and oral note. Medium+ acidity, rm texture and medium+ length. Dry on the palate emphasising spice and texture then fruit concentration and flavour.”
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)
"Light-bodied, dry wine with subtle flavours – made in a pinot grigio style. A suggestion of pear and tree fruit flavours together with some citrus and perhaps a nutty yeast lees influence. Clean, fresh, easy-drinking."