2020 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
A peachy and rounded style, this lovely off-dry Pinot Gris from Misha's really shows 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.
$27.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 per bottle

Grape

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

95/100 and "Outstanding" Cameron Douglas MS

"Intense, plush, fruity, spicy and varietal. Aromas of green pear and quince, ripe apple and white rose, a stony mineral layer and sweet scented seductive perfume. On the palate - just dry with a tease of sugar, but mostly a core of ripe white fruits, youthful, crisp and refreshing acid line and a core of flavour. Texture is important with Gris and this wine does not disappoint with fine fruit tannins chalky mouthfeel accentuated with acidity and gently warming alcohol nd contrasted with a core of fruit flavours to reflect the bouquet. Balanced, well made, youthful yet also ready and a dry finish. Best drinking from today and through 2026+."

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Pristine and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, green pear, jasmine and subtle spice aromas, leading to a richly textured palate that's juicy and fleshy. Beautifully expressed with delectable fruit flavours, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2028. $30.00. www.mishasvineyard.com. March 2021.”

18.5/20 Raymond Chan Reviews, Candice Chow

"Bright, pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is gentle and fragrant, nuances of pear, peach and honey entwined with white floral and a little spice dusting. Medium-full bodied, dry-ish to taste, succulent aroma of pear, peach, and baked apple has a good core, honey, and subtle spice adorn by white floral. The palate is slightly unctuous with a fine-textured powdery phenolic line. Acidity is lively, provide balance and freshness to the underlined alcohol power. This is a succulent Pinot Gris with classic flavours of pear, honey and floral with delicate spices, brightened by refreshing acidity and fine-texture. Match with pork and prawn dumplings and simple Asian fare over the next 4 years. Whole bunch pressed, free-run juice racked and cool-fermented in stainless steel, and pressings portion was fermented slightly warmer in older French hogshead barrels (23% of the blend) with indigenous yeast. 14% alc, 5 g/l RS. 18.5/20 (93 pts) Mar 2021 RRP $30."

Variety Pinot Gris
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with INDIAN CUISINE
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

3

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