New Zealand Listener 28 Sept 2019, page 42This week respected wine writer Michael Cooper is dedicating his column in the New Zealand Listener to one of our favourite Alsatian varieties, the fabulous Pinot Gris:

"What is it about Pinot Gris that explains its near 20-fold increase in vineyard area in New Zealand since 2000?  How about the wine's down-right drinkability?  Full-bodied and dryish, with gentle acidity and smooth, ripe but not assertive flavours, Pinot Gris tends to slip down very easily, drawing you back for a second glass... and maybe a third."

Michael Cooper has selected his favourite New Zealand Pinot Gris and we are over the moon to see our 2019 vintage featured in his line-up:

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2019, 4 1/2 Stars
This powerful wine is still very youthful. It has strong peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours with a distinct touch of complexity, slight sweetness balanced by fresh acidity and a scented bouquet.

Read Michael Cooper's feature here.