2016 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris

2016 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris

94 Points Sam Kim
2016 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris
94 Points Sam Kim

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A peachy and rounded style, this lovely off-dry Pinot Gris from Misha's really shows you how effortlessly delicious Central Otago aromatics can be. Most of the wine was tank fermented to retain fruit purity, but a third or so saw some old oak to give it that roundness and complexity. An aperitif or especially a food-friendly example, give this one a try.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Misha and Andy Wilkinson returned from many years of corporate work in Asia looking for follow their wine passion. After two years of searching the were drawn by beauty of Bendigo, on the shores of Lake Dunstan, maintaining an Asian connection through the history on that land of early Chinese gold prospecting. Making a serious investment in top viticultural and winemaking practices - including the services of top winemaker, Olly Masters - Misha’s short history has seen it enter from the top of Central Otago’s quality wine offerings, especially in Pinot Noir and aromatic whites.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A delectable pinot gris, this is both rich and elegant at the same time. The fabulously fragrant bouquet shows poached pear, mandarin and floral characters with a hint of brioche complexity. The palate is beautifully weighted and rounded, and offers pristine fruit flavours and silky texture, wonderfully supported by fine acidity. Partially barrel fermented (about 40%) in old French oak barrels using indigenous yeasts. Off-dry. At its best: now to 2021. $28.00. www.mishasvineyard.com. April 2017." Drink 2017 - 2021

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2016 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested at 23.5 to 24.4 brix at Bendigo. It was mostly handled in tanks, but 40 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Made in an off-dry style (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is ripely scented, fleshy and strongly varietal, with mouthfilling body and fresh, youthful peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy, depth, complexity and harmony."

18+/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on the rim. This is elegantly proportioned on the nose with intense and penetrating aromas of fresh yellow stonefruits entwined with fragrant rose-petal and exotic floral elements, unfolding nuances of honeysuckle, nutty oak and minerals. Off-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has well-concentrated flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits intermixed with exotic florals and honey, forming positive and firm core. The wine has fresh acidity and underlying alcoholic power and drive, and the wine flows along a smooth, fine-textured line carrying to a long, sustained finish of florals and honey. This is a concentrated and firm, off-dry Pinot Gris with exotic fruit and floral flavours and nuances of nuts and honey on a well-driven palate. Serve with mildly spicy Chinese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. 76% clone 2/15 and 24% Barrie clone fruit, hand-picked, WBP, 60% cool-fermented in tank and 40% indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 14.0% alc. and 7 g/L RS. 1,627 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $27.95."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2021

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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