Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2021
Certainly one of the best valued Pinot Gris on the market. With 3 Trophies and 7 Gold medals from the last 4 vintages, there is plenty of consistency. From Waipara Hills gravels vineyards – The Mound, Home Block and Deans vineyards of the Waipara Valley. Combining lashings of baked pears, apple strudel and spice on a dry finish this satisfies whether for casual drinking or matching with some spicy dishes or classic roast pork.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Rich quince, pear, magnolia flowers and ginger spice. Weighty and rich from the first sip, backed up with enough crisp acidity to keep the wine balanced, whilst being fresh and clean on the finish. Pear, nougat and spicy nutty flavours dance along the tongue."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"The 2020 vintage of this North Canterbury wine offers good value. Drinking well in its youth, it is fleshy, with generous, ripe stonefruit, ginger and spice flavours, and a smooth, basically dry (3.8 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."
4 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine Pinot Gris Tasting, February 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Vibrant stone fruit, red apple and oily pear provide aromas of pure gris genius, true to what we expect of a great gris. The full, textured palate reflects the characteristics found on the nose and more, culminating in a crisp elegant finish."