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Dazzling new scores for new release Pa Road Wines

  • by Mikela Dennison

Sam Kim, the wine reviewer for Wine Orbit, has reviewed our new 2021 vintage Pa Road Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Rose wines - and the results are some of the best we have seen for our range to date. 

With each of the wines receiving a 5 star rating, it demonstrates why this delicious, easy drinking and accessible range has become so popular in New Zealand, and around the world. In fact, the Pa Road 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is rated as one of the top 1% of wines in the world on the popular wine review site, Vivino (check out the rating by clicking here).

Take a read of the latest Sam Kim reviews for our new releases below and feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to stock, or purchase, any of these 5 star rated wines.

Pa Road Sauvignon Blanc 2021: 94 points, 5 stars

"Upfront and punchy, this fabulously expressed sauvignon shows feijoa, kiwifruit, mango and lemon zest aromas on the nose, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate that's filled with delectable fruit flavours. Well supported by fine texture and vibrant acidity, making it hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2024." (Shop now).

Pa Road Pinot Gris 2021: 93 points, 5 stars

"It's fabulously ripe and inviting with ripe peach, Nashi pear, rich floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose. The palate delivers excellent fruit purity together with flowing mouthfeel and juicy acidity, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2024." (Shop now).

Pa Road Rosé 2021: 94 points, 5 stars

"This is pristine and immediately appealing, showing sweet raspberry, nectarine, lemon peel and floral aromas on the nose. The palate offers fabulous fruit vibrancy and youthful charm, leading to a lingering delicious finish. At its best: now to 2023." (Shop now).

Our winemaker's 2021 Vintage Summary 

The resounding theme of the 2021 vintage was the low yield and the outstanding quality of the fruit harvested. 

The growing season was warm and compressed, with early season frosts leading into cold and unsettled weather at flowering. The resulting bunches were small with low berry counts, which decreased yields but added greatly to the concentration of the wines. Post-flowering the growing season was warm and settled, with just enough early season rain to keep the canopies green and healthy.

The grapes were harvested in pristine conditional at optimal ripeness and the resulting wines display great fruit purity and generosity.


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