Grown at Taylor Pass and in the lower Wairau Valley, the 2021 vintage (4*) was handled in a mix of tanks (mostly) and barrels. Full-bodied, it is vibrantly fruity, with strong, youthful peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing very good freshness and vigour, and a dry (2.4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Value for Money: AV
When to drink: 2022
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022