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"Bright & elegantly expressed" Wine Orbit

"With a nice almost-dry tone that renders both people-friendly & compatible with light, tangy food" Peter Saunders

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

Toi Toi Lifestyle New Zealand Pinot Gris 2023

Member rating / 5
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

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Awarded 5 Stars Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Sustainable Winegrowing
Toi Toi Lifestyle New Zealand Pinot Gris 2023

Toi Toi Lifestyle New Zealand Pinot Gris 2023

Member rating / 5
A nice almost-dry tone that renders both people-friendly and compatible with light, tangy food
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21


Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders Review, July 2023

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2023


  • Dry style
  • Ripe stone fruit
  • Nougat & spice
  • Rounded & refreshing

"Tastes alive and well after five months; still young for a Pinot Gris but promising fruit characters are showing already. Shows as having a lot of depth underneath to come out after Christmas 2023 and with a nice almost-dry tone that renders both people-friendly and compatible with light, tangy food. This will evolve into a gold medal wine in 2024" Peter Saunders Review, July 2023

"Bright and elegantly expressed, the inviting bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, green pear, fig and floral aromas, followed by a beautifully rounded palate displaying lovely fruit intensity together with supple texture and juicy acidity. Delightfully rounded and refreshing, making it immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2023

"Toi Toi’s 2023 New Zealand Pinot Gris presents clear Nashi, melon, and honeysuckle aromas, accentuated with nougat and spices. It showcases a mix of fruit flavors, from ripe stone fruit to tropical hints, complemented by a soft acidity and structured phenolics. Enjoy a wine that promises both complexity and refreshment" Tim Adams, Winemaker

This Pinot Gris is a genuine ode to New Zealand's varied terroir, with its grapes sourced from the emblematic regions of Marlborough and Waipara in the South, and Hawke’s Bay in the North. The 2023 vintage will be remembered as a year of contrasts, aptly termed a "tale of two islands".

Renowned wine critic, Sophie Parker MW, in her New Zealand Vintage Report, described 2023 as a season that was "vastly better than 2022 for some, while challenging for others." Marked by the La Niña conditions, the year showcased the unpredictable whims of nature. The North remembers it as the 'Gabrielle' vintage, marked with challenges and stress, whereas the South celebrates it for its good to exceptional yields, driven by location specifics.

In such a year, Toi Toi's foresight in leveraging regional diversity shines. Our well-timed harvests mitigated the effects of an erratic climate, yielding quality fruit with exceptional flavour.

We prioritized capturing this essence by picking the grapes at the pinnacle of their flavour profile. Our gentle approach, using a select de-stemmer harvester, was paramount in preserving the grape's integrity. The subsequent fermentation in stainless steel tanks at cooler temperatures, with chosen yeast strains, was instrumental in maintaining the wine’s delicate fruit nuances. Post fermentation, as the batches were blended and rested on light lees, regular stirring enriched the wine with a creamy depth, ensuring a full-bodied and rounded mouthfeel.

Raise a glass to our winegrowers whose fortitude in the face of Mother Nature’s unpredictability will be appreciated with each sip.


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User comments (3)

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I do enjoy this Toi Toi wine to drink with friends

Mary - 29/12/2023

Toi Toi is one of our favourite wines ever

Manda - 15/12/2023

Nice wine for the price. Dry initially but with nice lingering fruit flavours.

Dougal - 16/11/2023


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