Full Review
Kim Crawford

Kim Crawford
2015 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.00

Kim Crawford
2015 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
Bright golden amber color. Fruity, herbal, savory, minerally aromas and flavors of green nectarines, green herbal notes, lemon/lime custard, and gravel with a round, lively, dryish body and a graceful, complex, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak. Nicely balanced supple flavors linger
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: green nectarines, green herbal notes, lemon/lime custard, and gravel
Taste Flavor: graceful, complex, medium-long
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Buttered Lobster, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nicely balanced supple flavors linger
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Pinot Gris
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.