In this week’s Listener, Michael Cooper looks at the very popular Pinot Gris variety. To help choose among the 300 labels crowding the shelves he recommends his favourites, first up the Blackenbrook Pinot Gris:
Daniel Schwarzenbach and his wife Ursula produce one of this country’s most striking Pinot Gris. In the classic mould of Alsace, Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris is typically a powerful, high-alcohol wine, enticingly floral, with a strong surge of peach, pear and spice flavours, hints of apple strudel and honey, gentle sweetness and lovely vibrancy and richness.
Michael Cooper than proceeds to recommend Dry River, Greystone, Terrace Edge and Villa Maria Pinot Gris before closing the article with high praise for Nelson’s Waimea Estate Pinot Gris .
Read the entire article here.