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Waipapa Bay

Waipapa Bay
2019 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy
'2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'

Waipapa Bay
2019 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apples, honey, lemon curd, and pineapple upside down cake with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying nuances of pressed flowers and orange zest with no oak flavor. A smooth, fruity and full-bodied Pinot Gris.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: golden apples, honey, lemon curd, and pineapple upside down cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of pressed flowers and orange zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth, fruity and full-bodied Pinot Gris.

The Producer

Broadland Drinks

The Producer
Broadland Drinks Ltd, Chapel Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR10 4BG
United Kingdom
1603-872474

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.