This 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.