Our Pinot Gris is slightly fuller-bodied, and tastes of pears and spice with a lingering finish.
But first, this week’s Wine-of-the-Week is a Drift 2013 Pinot Gris from Drift Wines in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand - alc 13.5% Screw cap, RRP$ $15.45 available through Vignerons-of-the-World.
This is one of the best Pinot Gris I have had in yonks – pure, pristine, well-handled fruit that, both on the nose and palate, zings with fresh, fruity aromatics and a dry textural, lip-smacking fuzziness.
It outclasses many an Aussie counterpart with its integrated, subtle melange of pear- apple –and lychee fruits with a hint of pineapple and a zesty acidity.
Balance, texture, elegance and weight harmonise to make this a memorable wine – especially with spicy Thai food - and especially at the ridiculously low price of $15.45 – worth grabbing at least half a dozen while you are at it – More Please!