2017 Dry River Martinborough Pinot Gris

2017 Dry River Martinborough Pinot Gris

94 Points Bob Campbell MW
2017 Dry River Martinborough Pinot Gris
94 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A great Gris from old and expert hands. While most Kiwi producers were chasing trends (and getting alcohol and sweetness out of whack) Dry River had long-since nailed this French kind of balance in wines of rich concentration but moderate alcohol and sweetness. Top shelf, this will knock your socks off tonight and even more so in ten years time, if cellared correctly.

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$55.99 in mixed 6+ or $62.99 per bottle



Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Dry River took its simple but evocative name from an historic sheep station that used to exist a few kilometres away on the dry, wandering river plains between Martinborough and lake Wairarapa. Planted by the visionary Neil and Dawn McCallum in 1979 - a good few years ahead of ‘old hand’ Alan Limmer in Gimblett Gravels - Dry River were not only ahead of the curve but can these days speak meaningfully about the old vine presence and impact on the estate’s production. With an approach and culture that feels quite European, Dry River are interested in sustainability and minimal intervention - especially in the winery - but always with a reasoned eye for what is pragmatic and particular to their terroir. Eschewing the Kiwi obsession with varietal flavour-making and wines to drink now, Dry River focus their impressive resources on the simple but complex task of producing and preserving true physiological ripeness, in this way making wines of extreme quality and balance that are often approachable young but reach their true expression after some years in cellar.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Bob Campbell

"Impressively aromatic pinot gris with stewed apple, pear and custard on the nose, while the palate delivers a slightly more savoury, toasty dimension. Seductively smooth-textured wine that gets a little help from residual sugar, although the wine is well-balanced. A strongly varietal wine that's perhaps not quite as exotic as usual."

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We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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