From Borthwick Vineyard at Gladstone, in the northern Wairarapa, the vigorous 2021 vintage (4*) is a blend of Pinot Gris (50 per cent), Riesling (27 per cent) and Chardonnay (23 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh and full-bodied, with an array of fruit flavours – citrusy, appley, peachy – showing good depth, and a dry (2.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp finish. A good, all-purpose wine, it should break into full stride 2023+.
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $22 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2023
Reviewed November 2021