Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2020
We have always rated Lawson's Pinot Gris and the 2019 is right up there with some of their best. Deliciously lush and highly drinkable our bets are on this to become a firm favourite this summer. With the introduction of a 'Reserve' Pinot Gris under their black label, we have seen a price reduction in this, their 'white label' with no discernable reduction in quality. Quite an achievement really and it makes for even better buying for you.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Fragrant lemon, red apple and stone-fruit aromas lead to quite a dry yet richly textured palate with fresh, bright fruit characters and a gentle acidity.
This is from our two adjacent Waihopai vineyards. The soils in these blocks are a mixture of clay, gravel and silts. The clays provide lovely mouthfeel and weight to this wine. The viticulture is quite intensive as we undertake shoot, bunch and colour thinning in order to ensure low crop levels, full ripening and concentrated flavours. 2019 was an outstanding vintage so we picked the grapes at perfect ripeness, with great flavour and in wonderful condition."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Retasted in mid-2020, the 2019 vintage is drinking well now. Straw-hued, it's a slightly Gewürztraminer-like wine, with strong, peachy, spicy, slightly gingery flavours, showing considerable complexity, and a lengthy, dryish (5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Dry pinot gris with poached pear, stewed apple, cinnamon and subtle honeysuckle flavours. A creamy-textured wine with good weight and richness. A benchmark example of the variety."