92/100 – James Suckling (2019 vintage)
93/100 – Cameron Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
Tasting Note: “Rock melon, lime zest, nashi pear, and wet stone on the nose accentuated by a subtle earthy character. The fresh palate exudes ripe citrus, crunchy pear and great drive; showing the intense focus of a cooler growing season. This is a dry and seamless wine with a richly textured midpalate that is complemented by a vibrant vein of acidity that gives the wine great length. Our Pinot Gris is great for food pairing but also delicious on its own and very age worthy” – Winery notes
Winemaking Notes: Pinot Gris grapes were whole bunch pressed and settled overnight then racked to a stainless steel tank for a cool fermentation. The wine fermented to near dryness and was left on fermentation lees for about a month before bottling. This winemaking approach was chosen to capture the unique fragrance and freshness on the palate that is the signature of Gibbston Pinot Gris.
Variety: Pinot Gris
Region: Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, New Zealand
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