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"Champion Pinot Gris" NZ International Wine Show

Delicate characteristics of ripe pears, honeysuckle & hints of ginger spice

Enjoy this lovely Pinot Gris with goat cheese, white meats or seafood

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 100+
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77



Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars - Best Buy Awarded Top 5
Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 100+
Champion Pinot Gris
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Pinot Gris

New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019

Awarded 5 Stars, Best Buy & Top 5 Pinot Gris

Cuisine Magazine 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Ripe pear
  • Ginger spice
  • Vibrant florals

"Juicy apple and pear weave in and out of the tropical fruit flavours with tingles of ginger and strudel spices adding liveliness and freshness to the beautifully rounded, very moreish and just off-dry finish" New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

"Bright pear and ripe stonefruit give this attractive youthful aromatic pinot gris a lift. A crisp textural palate that treads lightly yet still manages to be mouthfilling. A well handled wine; juicy, fresh and relaxed with a sort of spicy purity. A delicious example that only asks to be enjoyed" Cuisine Magazine 2020

This Pinot Gris displays lovely delicate characteristics of ripe pears, red apple and hints of ginger spice uniquely derived from the growing conditions of the Waipara wine region. A mouth filling and textural wine with an excellent richness. Best enjoyed young. The warm, dry climate, high sunshine hours and long growing seasons in the region of Waipara are perfectly suited to produce Pinot Gris with ripe flavours whilst retaining good natural acidity. A favourite among consumers, Thornbury Pinot Gris has excellent richness, exhibiting vibrant florals of lychee and pears.

Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Waiata Vineyard located in the Waipara winegrowing region. Grown on the famous Glasnevin soils unique to this region.

The grapes were harvested over a couple of days in early April at optimum ripeness then lightly pressed to tank. Cultured yeast strains and cool fermentation techniques in the tank have helped preserve these wines natural fruit flavours. Some residual sugar was left to balance the final blend. Post fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees with occasional lees stirring to help build the desired texture and richness on the palate. Gentle fining and careful filtration followed before bottling.

Food Pairing: Seafood, white meats or Goat Cheese.

 

 

 

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Alcohol

14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (59)

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J
This is a nice drop

Jenny - 26/06/2020

M
Very happy - beautiful wine

Marg - 05/06/2020

P
nice wine

Phil - 29/05/2020

B
Great value,my favourite Pinot Gris

Bill - 27/05/2020

Love this Pinot Gris - flavoursome, enjoyed by our guests too.

Jan - 27/05/2020

S
beautiful, crisp wine.

Sue - 25/05/2020

C
Very enjoyable dry Pinot Gris. Will be back for more.

Charmaine - 25/05/2020

D
It’s become a staple, great value!

Dr Jann - 19/05/2020

J
A great wine!

John - 17/05/2020

J
Love this wine One problem..it is too easy to drink.... or is that my problem??

Jean - 14/05/2020

easy to drink and excellent value

Tania - 11/05/2020

Beautiful wine...look forward to it veen cheaper! Awesome fast delivery thanks

Mary - 29/04/2020

P
Very Moorish!!!!

Peter - 22/04/2020

J
My favourite Pinto Gris!

Jill - 18/04/2020

This has to b my fav PG. Thanks Black Market yr service/reliability excellent

Heather - 28/03/2020

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Paul - 31/12/2019

m
Bought for friebds who really liked it

milton - 27/12/2019

C
Wonderful

Chris - 11/12/2019

C
Real quality Pinot Gris. Great value for money

Cliff - 06/12/2019

Smooth, great finish and value

Edgar - 21/11/2019

Very pleasant drinking

Peter - 15/11/2019

Fabulous wine - wish I'd bought more!

Carol - 11/11/2019

Delicious wine. Excellent value for money.

Vanessa - 10/11/2019

P
A big step up from average Pinot Gris. Plenty of flavour supported with a nice acidity that gives it a lengthy finish.

Peter - 10/11/2019

M
Always an enjoyable glass...

Mary - 28/06/2020

S
Very nice, slightly dry, easy drinking

Steve - 13/06/2020

S
Light and enjoyable.

Sherrill - 10/06/2020

outstanding

Robyn - 31/05/2020

G
Thoroughly enjoyable.

Glenys - 23/05/2020

G
Most impressed with this dry example of Pinot Gris

Graeme - 19/04/2020

Lovely surprise Good Valve

Alan - 19/04/2020

W
Good value. Bit fruitier than expected.

William - 04/04/2020

B
An ejoyable wine.

Brian - 03/04/2020

J
The latest batch seems better. Not sure it’s the same vintage as before - or maybe the PG drinkers taste has changed.

John - 03/04/2020

super wine, super value

Grant - 01/04/2020

Nice, but not as nice as I expected according to votes and comments of others. However, I'll have another couple this weekend to confirm :-)

Dougal - 18/03/2020

G
Good.

Greg - 14/03/2020

A
Great unusual but enjoyed

Arun - 09/03/2020

Very nice and can't go wrong at that price point

David - 25/02/2020

I
Luscious

Ian - 15/02/2020

D
Cheaper at the supermarket by $1, however lovely wine.

Debra - 27/01/2020

Very happy with the quality of this wine. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it

Peter - 07/01/2020

H
Excellent fullsome Pinot Gris

Hewitt - 20/12/2019

P
Very dry, very good

Philip - 19/12/2019

H
Nice dry and a little fruity

Heather - 05/12/2019

A
Excellent also

Annabel - 17/11/2019

J
Dry style is a winner.

John - 15/11/2019

R
Possibly as good as it gets.

Richard - 15/11/2019

G
Value for money

Glenn - 15/11/2019

A
Very nice drinking

Alan - 15/11/2019

S
Didn’t disappoint in flavour

Sue - 10/11/2019

C
somewhat sweeter than usual

Chris - 24/05/2020

M
Once again not as dry as perhaps indicated

Mark - 23/05/2020

J
Good value for money.,probably 3.5 stars

John - 16/05/2020

C
Not as good as 2018

Clive - 29/04/2020

W
Very good

Warren - 19/04/2020

C
good honest drop...fruity and dry

Chris - 17/04/2020

r
Nice wine - not amazing!

roslyn - 19/11/2019

J
I emailed you about your price on this wine a few days ago - New World supermarket is selling this wine at a dollar a bottle less than you, and of course one doesn't have to pay cartage!

John - 14/11/2019


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