From Pegasus Bay, this is a consistently good buy. Aiming for a "classic Alsatian style with a North Canterbury twist", the 2019 vintage (4*) was tank-fermented and briefly lees-aged. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with fresh peach and passionfruit flavours, a hint of honey, gentle sweetness (15 grams/litre of residual sugar), moderate acidity, and lots of drink-young charm.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $21 NZD
Value for Money: V+
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022