WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

Pinot gris often has lush fruit and a little sweetness which makes it good with some chicken dishes and Asian cuisines, or just to enjoy by itself. They are, however, high in alcohol, and not lunchtime wines unless you plan a nap afterwards.

 

BEST VALUE

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2014

$15

Three and a half stars  (out of five)

Good value 

Attractive hints of pears and stone fruit, off-dry and mouth-filling with a crisp finish.

thornbury.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Gris 2014

$22

Three and a half stars

Average value

A big wine, oozing ripe pears and mandarins with a hint of sweetness, a suggestion of nuts and a lively, fresh finish.

temaniawines.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014

$22

Three and a half stars

Average value

A nicely balanced wine with suggestions of pears and peaches, a little sweetness and a firm finish.

tinpothut.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Richmond Plains Nelson Pinot Gris 2014

$22

Three and a half stars

Average value

Fragrant with sweet fruit hinting of pears, stone fruit and caramel, this is a flavoursome wine with a fresh finish and warmth on the aftertaste.

organicwines.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Craggy RangeTe Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014

$27

Four stars

Average value 

A lively, stylish wine with lots of flavour - stone fruit with a suggestion of mandarin, a smoky nuance, a firm structure and a fresh, well-balanced finish.

craggyrange.com

 

 

 

 

Amisfield Central Otago Pinot Gris 2014

$30

Four stars

Average value

Fragrant with generous, lush fruit - very ripe, juicy pears and golden peaches, medium sweet and textural with power and charm, a clean finish and lingering aftertaste.

amisfield.co.nz

 

 

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