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Pinot Gris

A mutation of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris grapes are not white or grey but pink! Thus like Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris makes a rich, textural and sometimes honey-yellow white. This fuller style has spread from the home of aromatic wines - Alsace in France - and seemed to gain in sweetness as it spread through much of the Old and New World, with typical New Zealand examples now being full-bodied and almost heavy with the perfume of pear, stone and tropical fruit. The Italian Pinot Grigio style by contrast plays down the grape’s fruitiness and plays up the nice, approachable acidity to create masses of easy-going and/or serious still wines perfect for aperitif and or white meats. 

Pinot Gris

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  1. 2016 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

    2016 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

    93 Points Bob Campbell
    A delicious but 'serious' Pinot Gris from the masters at Kumeu River. They are world famous for Chardonnay but their Pinot Gris is also a high-achiever. While the rest of NZ catches up to Pinot ...
    Elsewhere up to $28.99 Save $5 $23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle
  2. 2016 Man O' War Exiled Waiheke Island Pinot Gris

    2016 Man O' War Exiled Waiheke Island Pinot Gris

    91 Points Richard Caro
    This is another of those quiet legends - a pretty rare wine, but once people try it they always ask for it. Maybe because it is so distinctive - lush stone fruit and fresh acidity but with an ...
    $31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle

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