Quartz Reef 2014 Pinot Gris

Wine: Quartz Reef 2014 Pinot Gris Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Central Otago Website: http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: A very elegant, intelligent example of a modern Pinot Gris. Aroma’s of ripe pear, almond and floral nuances with a subtle flint like minerality contribute to a complex, deeply alluring nose.  The complexity found in the nose is […]

Terrace Edge Pinot Gris 2014

Wine: Terrace Edge Pinot Gris 2014 Awarded: Gold (2015) Region: Waipara Valley Website: http://terraceedge.co.nz/ Notes: A beautiful example of a fruit filled Waipara Pinot Gris. The aroma is full of summer stonefruits such as apricot, yellow peach and nectarine. These aroma’s further presenting in the palate- combined with a subtle honey-like sweetness and added complexity from the barrel […]

Urlar 2013 Pinot Gris

Wine: Urlar 2013 Pinot Gris Awarded: Silver (2014) Region: Wairarapa Notes: A rich, fruity Wairapa Pinot Gris. 100% barrel fermented in old French Oak, which gives the wine a great nutty, buttery taste, adding complexity both to the aroma, and taste. The palate balances these nutty nuances against apricot, rock melon, white peach, with a pleasant lingering dry apricot […]

Turanga Creek Le Pur 2011 Pinot Gris

Wine: Turanga Creek Le Pur 2011 Pinot Gris Awarded: Gold (2014) Region: Auckland Notes: Wonderful sweet aroma’s of rock melon and pear. A great twist on a traditional Pinot Gris to taste, with hints of honeycomb set against a crisp citrus background, to form a complex, yet well balanced sophisticated wine. Awarded a gold medal at the 2014 NZ […]