Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"This 2021 vintage Nautilus Pinot Gris is pale straw in colour, with vibrant aromas of fresh white peach, apricots, pears, and delicate hints of spice. The medium-bodied palate shows concentrated fruit flavours, bright acidity and a deliciously dry finish."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"The highly refined 2021 vintage was mostly tank-fermented (5 per cent of the blend was fermented in old oak casks). Fragrant and full-bodied, it is a basically dry style (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), with vigorous peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, a touch of complexity, fresh acidity and a lingering finish. Still youthful, it should be at its best 2023+."
Reviews for the 2021 vintage below…
Rated Excellent & 93/100 NZ Wine Rater, 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."