Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2020
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This wine is bright straw yellow with notes of pear, white and yellow stone fruits initially express themselves. These meld with nuanced layers of nougat, rose petal, and hints of baking spices. The palate has elegantly concentrated flavours of white and yellow stone fruits, hints of canned pineapple along with honeysuckle and exotic florals. Well balanced with a slight minerality creating a fine-textured bone dry palate."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Januray 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Elegant and charming, this fabulous pinot gris shows white flesh nectarine, fresh pear, lemon pith and white floral notes on the nose, followed by a flavoursome palate that's juicy and silky. Beautifully weighted and flowing to a lengthy tasty finish. At its best: now to 2022."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys, the light lemon/green 2018 vintage was mostly handled in tanks; 5 per cent of the blend was oak-aged. Produced in a dry style (2 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is attractively scented and full-bodied, with vibrant, youthful flavours of pears, apples and lychees, gentle spicy notes, a touch of complexity and a smooth, lingering finish. Best drinking 2020+."
89/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Vibrant bouquet with aromas of orange and pear, apples and leesy spices of ginger and beer, floral, inviting, fruity and varietal. Just dry on the palate with a core of fruit teasing the taste buds alongside a fresh acid line. Satin texture, fresh and lively fruit flavours with a floral moment adding intrigue and complexity. A balanced and well made wine ready to enjoy. Drink now and through 2022."