Shingle Peak Pinot Gris 2012 – $
I have never been a big fan of pinot gris. To me, it doesn’t taste much of anything. It’s like sauvignon blanc with the good bits taken out.
But, for folks for whom a sav is too astringent, and a chard too sweet, this variety appeals, and it currently lies third in NZ in popularity of white wine styles.
L brought this wine over last night. Bright straw. Lifted aroma of pears and nuts. Though typically varietal, flinty and austere, L reckoned it was bigger and softer that others she had tried. I agree with her.
No location on the label. The website is ‘coming soon’. Glengarrys sez it is a Marlborough producer but the address says Waimauku, near Auckland. Linked to Matua? Perhaps a blend? But it is being pushed at a low price, and offers great value.