Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This 2020 vintage Nautilus Pinot Gris is pale straw in colour, with vibrant aromas of fresh pears, quince, ginger and delicate hints of cloves. The medium-bodied palate shows concentrated fruit flavours, bright acidity and a deliciously dry finish."
93/100 & Number 2 Pinot Gris, New Zealand Wine Rater Aromatic Tasting, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Very appealing, perfumed aromatics showing yellow plum skin, ripe pears, shortbread and warm baking spices. Rich, rounded, viscous, textural palate with Alsatian structure, soft acidity and a clean, dry finish."
4 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Nautilus’ Pinot Gris 2020 is a light, fresh pinot gris with apple, stewed pear, spice, clove and a hint of fireworks or gunpowder. A hint of initial sweetness is balanced by gentle acidity and fine, peppery tannins."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Still unfolding, the 2020 vintage was mostly tank-fermented (5 per cent of the blend was fermented in old oak casks). Mouthfilling, it is vibrantly fruity and dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), with youthful stone-fruit, lychee and spice flavours, showing very good drive, delicacy and harmony. Best drinking mid-2021+."