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"Charming & delightfully fruited" Wine Orbit

Full of fruit forward flavour, with succulent nashi, citrus rind & layers & layers of exoctic spice

Pair with pan seared scallops over a whipped lemon herb potato & a side of crisp greens

Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 8
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 8
2020 has produced an excellent grape full of fruit-forward flavours...
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43


Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders, Jun 2020

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020


  • Ripe Peach
  • Rockmelon
  • Floral
  • Long finish

"It's charming and delightfully fruited on the nose showing ripe peach, pear, rockmelon and floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate that's beautifully rounded and smooth. It's pristine and refreshing with a lengthy tasty finish. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

2020 has produced an excellent grape full of fruit forward flavours. Pale straw/golden in the glass with flavours of tree ripened pears, mandarin and white peach. Aromas of succulent nashi, quince and citrus rind and layers of exotic spices. Fat and viscous with a long minerally, citrus finish.

Marlborough 2020 will be a vintage remembered for a number of reasons, mainly for being the vintage that was harvested during a world pandemic. New Zealand went into Level 4 lock down on midnight March 25th, which was the most critical time for harvest. Despite these unprecedented circumstances, the harvest was of exceptional quality, some of the best the region had seen in years. Overall, the Marlborough growing season was slightly longer and temperatures cooled toward the end of the season resulting in fuller flavoured fruit. A warm spring allowed the vines to evade frost, while an above-average rainfall lead to early flowering. The last significant spell of rainfall was mid-December with only 21mm between then and the end of harvest. Luckily the temperatures in January and February were more moderate than compared to the previous year, which reduced some of the effects of drought and lead to healthy fruit. The 2020 harvest, despite some unusual circumstances have produced some exceptional wines!

They picked the grapes when the flavours were at optimum, to ensure they preserve the fruit flavours in the wine. They used a select de- stemmer harvester to softly
handle the fruit. Once pressed off skins, the juice was then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent delicate fruit flavours.

Food Pairing: We recommend this nicely balanced Pinot Gris with pan seared scallops over a whipped lemon herb potato and a side of crisp greens.





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An old favourite that I really enjoy.

Linda - 26/07/2021

A firm favourite.

Valerie - 22/07/2021

good flavour easy to drink.

Robert - 29/03/2021

Lovely Flavours

Jiill - 06/09/2021

Really enjoying this wine

Rosemary - 23/10/2020


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