This wine shows aromas of Nashi pear, apricot, sweet white flowers, brioche and cashew. A rich and creamy palate showing stone-fruit and pear, finishing with a light acidity which highlights the beautiful floral aromas.
Lifted stonefruit characters, fresh and lively, with a juicy, zesty mouthfeel. This has just a touch of sweetness to balance everything. A lovely uncomplicated, vibrant expression of Pinot Gris at a sharp price.
This is a fine example of what Pinot Gris should taste like: candied apples, a hint of spice – a rich, yet firm flavour. This is an off-dry wine, making it the perfect match for an onion tart, or salty cheese.
Yealands Estate has almost developed into a Pinot Gris specialist, producing a number of different wines, but of their range this is my favourite at the moment. Delicate apple and stonefruit characters, a focused elegant palate and great length. A poised, dry style that begs to be enjoyed alongside food.
This simple, fruity, uncomplicated wine features gentle peach fruit, some crisp acidity and a soft, medium dry finish. Great value, everyday Pinot Gris.
I have previously been on record stating that this is consistently New Zealand's best Pinot Gris, and this latest vintage maintains that high quality. Peach, nut and spice characters on the nose, the palate is full and rich, but with a clean, fine finish. This wine truly delivers - I defy any Pinot Gris fanatic not to enjoy it.
Fresh and zesty, there are citrus fruit and spice aromatics, crisp apply fruit in the mouth, but also a splash of sweetness. If you like fruity, uncomplicated, easy drinking styles of Pinot Gris, this one's for you.
From New Zealand's coolest wine region comes this graceful, elegant wine. Though already showing some bottle development, there is a lift and purity to this wine on the nose, which is apple-like and floral. That toasty development is more evident in the mouth, which is textured but also dry and firm.
Pockets of limestone in the vineyard have produced a wine with striking fruit intensity – think overripe stonefruit, crossed with a taut, edgy mouthfeel. Medium dry in style.