The tasting note has got us dreaming of a perfectly chilled glass of Gris, enjoyed on a fine spring or summer evening:
"Ripe, plush pinot gris with classic pear, apple and honeysuckle flavours plus a subtle salty tang. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by ripe acidity giving the wine a pleasantly dry finish. Good value at this price."
The wine was also awarded 90 points, and 4 stars, in addition to the 'Buy of the Week' title (week 14 - 21 September 2020).
Learn about where this wine comes from:
Our Riverside Block of Pinot Gris is located on the silt/stone soils by the lower Wairau River. This young block is in its second year of production and produces ripe and generous stone fruit flavours.
Pinot Gris flourishes on our gently sloping Redwood Hills Vineyard. Naturally low cropping, these blocks provide richly scented and spicy fruit with concentrated flavours and a lovely natural balance.
How we make this wine:
The warm Riverside block at the Wairau Bar ripens early and produces generous fruit-forward wines. It was picked on the 26th of March. The cooler Redwood Hills vineyard was picked 4 weeks later on the 22nd of April and this slower ripening vineyard contributes spicy flavours and some freshness and acidity to the wine. The vineyards were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, before being blended.
Get in touch to stock or buy the 'Buy of the Week'
Check out the original review on Bob Campbell's Real Review website by clicking here and get in touch with our team if you would like to stock this acclaimed wine. The Pa Road Pinot Gris is available nationwide for New Zealand customers, in all good supermarkets and some liquor stores. You can purchase the wine by the case on our online store.
We also have stockists in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, Samoa, and Japan, so please make contact if you are an international trade customer or wine lover and we'll connect you with the closest stockist.