You never really know what you're going to get with New Zealand Pinot Gris. This one is ripe, full-bodied and honeyed pear, surprisingly showing some maturity beyond its 2015 vintage and the warmth of the fruit basket of Gisborne, on the North Island. Marmalade and ginger finish out the snappy finish.
A zesty mix of lime, passion fruit, nectarine, fruit salad, jalapeño, verbena and honey. Brisk acidity helps carry the flavours. Drink now.
Clear pale silvery yellow. Medium-intensity nose of gooseberry, mango and banana. Light-bodied and quite tart with a near-vinegary prickle to the acidity. Flavours of pineapple, lemon and melon. Drink up.
Very pale straw colour with a grassy, green plum and grapefruit nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry with green plum and elderberry flavours carried on racy acidity. Well-balanced with great length. A joy to drink.
Perfumed potpourri of spices, with sultry raspberry, strawberry jam, lavender, baked rhubarb, pink peppercorns all flooding the medium bodied palate, one sharpened with a balsamic note and finishing with a flush of warmth. Tannins are gentle and soft on a downy cushion. Easy to like, and an accessible entry into pinot without being dumbed down.
Highly aromatic grassy herbal scents, gooseberry and a subtle hint of passion fruit lead the way for generous gooseberry-led green fruit flavours backed by incisive mineral, bright acidity and an elegant passion fruit lift on the finish.
Wild Grace is not the winemaker but refers to “the rugged beauty of the landscape surrounding the Hawke's Bay vineyards.” Pale straw in colour, this Chardonnay has a smoky, toasty nose with spicy oaky notes; it's medium- to full-bodied, richly extracted with spicy citrus and apple flavours melded with toasty oak. A beautifully balanced wine.