Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris (2018)

Grown mostly at Crownthorpe, a relatively cool, elevated, inland district, this is a good, all-purpose wine, modelled on dry Italian Pinot Grigio rather than the richer, sweeter Pinot Gris of Alsace. Handled without oak, the 2018 vintage (3*) is a fresh and lively, medium-bodied wine. Still very youthful, it has citrusy, slightly appley and spicy flavours, balanced acidity and a dry finish. Best drinking mid-2019+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $20 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2019

When to drink: 2019

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