Occasionally we come across a Pinot Gris that really makes us sit up. This is one. Te Whare Ra are a Certified BioGro, boutique Marlborough producer, crafting small quantities of exceptional wines. This Pinot Gris is certainly one to realise the difference quality can make to this often ubiquitous variety.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This wine is finely structured with great purity & length of flavour and a lovely fleshiness. Lifted aromas of nashi pear, raspberry, red apple and white florals follow on to flavours of the same along with savoury undertones which are balanced by fine, supple texture and lingering minerality. This release is a dry style which has concentration, balance and great texture with layers of flavour."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Elegant and pristine, the wine shows white flesh peach, fresh pear, lemon zest and white floral aromas on the nose, leading to a vibrant palate that's finely expressed with youthful charm and lively mouthfeel. Gorgeously poised and lingering to a lengthy crisp finish. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2028."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Ripe, fruity, varietal, floral and gently spicy bouquet. Aromas and flavours of white nectarine and Asian pear, yellow apple and lychee nut. A fine complex layer of tangerine and lemon peel, blossoms and white pepper add complexity and depth. Silky texture with plenty of acidity to contrast a core of fruit flavours. A gentle warming alcohol carries the flavours and textures through a lengthy finish. Excellent example in a drier style, balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2024+."
92/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2020 Vintage)
"Delicately aromatic Pinot Gris with crisp pear, apple and subtle honeysuckle flavours. Dry but not austere, with a mouth-watering line of acidity that promotes a lengthy finish. A bright, refreshing wine."