A North Canterbury wine, from a Biogro-certified vineyard.
Pale straw colour, with apricot and white peach, plus an elderflower lift to the nose. The palate is rich and succulent – an off-dry sweetness carries ripe stonefruit flavours and a candied note of ginger. Layers of toasted marshmallow – honeyed and textural, with roast almond and strudel. Moderate acidity stops any cloying, and a spine of shimmery mineral comes into play towards the long, polished finish. I love the harmony these intense, lightly sweet and Alsace-inspired Pinot Gris are bringing to the table – and the couple of years bottle age isn’t doing any harm either – for me, this is the good stuff.