Ripe tropical fruit pairs well with a rich and textural palate (from a touch of wild barrel ferment), this Pinot Gris is dry but has a satisfying fruit sweetness meaning you’ll be back for more.
The Sugar Loaf is a great example of why gris is one of the most exciting styles of vino coming from New Zealand. It’s a classic gris, with notes of cut pears, citrus and a touch of spice, and has picked up 93 points from Sam Kim and 17.5/20 from Raymond Chan.
Chan calls it “bright, fresh and aromatic” with “stonefruit and floral flavours on a poised and lively palate”. To us, it’s just screaming for a long arvo at the beach or parkside with some hand-cut chippies and a big ol’ piece of blue grenadier. Done deal.