Waipara Springs Pinot Gris 2021



From mature vines on the Waipara Springs estate, this classy Kiwi Pinot Gris is mostly fermented in stainless steel, with a small portion fermented in oak, the two parts rested on light lees for a few months before blending and bottling. The result is a beautifully balanced, weighted and textured wine that captures the essence of Pinot Gris, with a south island New Zealand accent.

With delicate aromas of bruised apple, pear drops and orange peel, the palate is soft and minerally, with sweet pear and hints of apricot and honeysuckle, finishing with a refreshing citrus twist.

Pair up with queen scallops, pan-fried with a little butter, spectacular.

  • Soft, textured, elegant
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2024

Producer: Waipara Springs

Waipara Springs is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Waipara Valley in North Canterbury, about 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch on New Zealand’s south island. A founding winery in the region in the early 1980s, the estate boasts some of the oldest vines in Waipara, with plantings including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. Third generation Andrew Moore and his wife Katie run the winery, marketing, domestic distribution and international exporting, as well as the busy restaurant on the estate, a popular venue for weddings during the summer.

The Waipara Valley floor is a prehistoric lakebed, the soils a rich blend of clay and limestone, with vineyards sheltered from cool prevailing ocean winds by the Teviotdale Hills to the east. This unique microclimate sets Waipara and Canterbury wines apart from the more ubiquitous Marlborough wines further north, the same vibrant, exotic fruit expression but slightly drier in style, more minerally and with slightly higher acidity.

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