The highly refined 2021 vintage (5*) was mostly tank-fermented (5 per cent of the blend was fermented in old oak casks). Fragrant and full-bodied, it is a basically dry style (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), with vigorous peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, a touch of complexity, fresh acidity and a lingering finish. Still youthful, it should be at its best 2023+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Value for Money: AV
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed April 2022