Margrain Martinborough Pinot Gris (2018)

The distinctive 2018 vintage (4*) is a more austere style than most New Zealand Pinot Gris. Fermented in tanks (principally) and old oak casks, it was matured for nine months on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with peachy, spicy, slightly toasty flavours, showing bottle-aged complexity, and a crisp, bone-dry finish. An individual expression of Pinot Gris, it's well worth trying.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 18 – 27
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 18 – 26
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 18 – 20
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

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