I’ve heard that this is one of the country’s more popular Pinot Gris’ and being a long-time fan of Framingham, and a writer who does appreciate a NZ Pinot Gris – it’s high time I gave it a try.
A gorgeous bouquet filled with peach, honeysuckle, cardamom and ginger spices. Light to medium bodied with moderate acidity. The palate has ripe fruit with pear, canned pineapple and honeydew. Some residual sugar alongside the sweet fruit flavours leaves the wine seeming medium-dry in style. The texture is lovely, with a lemon curd and honeycomb flavour that adds to the silken, viscose mouthfeel. The finish ends more drying though, and the warmth of the baking spice returns at the end. 90pts. Plenty here to justify its popularity.