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Apple, pear & nougat flow through the palate finishing with a crisp acidity

Lovely with Asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken

Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 50+
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77

Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 17.5/20 Points
Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 50+
From the premium range of Waipara Hills comes a stunning Pinot Gris that is rich and complex
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77


Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Michael Cooper

Awarded 17.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Dec 2017


"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with gently full aromas of yellow stonefruits with some floral notes, nutty elements and suggestions of honeysuckle and chalky minerals. This has good depth and presence. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has moderately deep flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits and subtle floral notes, with an amalgam of honeysuckle and minerals. The palate has a vigorous core with some underlying alcoholic drive and light phenolic textures, with bright acid liveliness. The wine flows with good linearity to an up-front finish of stonefruits, minerals and subtle honied nuances. This is an up-front, vigorous, dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral, honeysuckle and chalky mineral flavours on a light-textured, brisk palate. Match with Asian fare over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Home’ block and ‘Deans’ vineyard, fermented in tank to 13.5% alc. and 6.6 g/L RS, the wine undergoing batonnage" Raymond Chan, Dec 2017

Appearence, is pale green and yellow, with a boquet of crisp red apple, quince and a hint of nougat aromas. Apple, pear and nougat flow through the palate finishing with a touch of ginger and crisp acidity.

Intensity, complexity and character. The premium range Waipara Hills showcases the very best varietals of the South Island regions of New Zealand. Sourced from the Home Block and Deans vineyards in the Waipara Valley with deep, free draining Glasnevin gravels. 2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions, without being too hot. This allowed the aromatic varieties to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in spectacular wines. After pickering matured in stainless steel tanks. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif. Peak drinking is now until 2019.

Food Pairing: Lovely with asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken.


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lovely wine

Neil - 22/12/2018

Very happy. Thankyou

David - 20/12/2018

Very nice; should have bought more

Tom - 16/12/2018

Familiar with this label, great wine.

Richard - 22/11/2018

Delicious well priced Pinot Gris.

Marc - 12/11/2018

One of my favourite Pinot Gris. Nice and fruity and a pleasure to drink.

Bill - 26/08/2018

Our choice of Pinot Gris, right up there with the best.

David - 31/12/2017

Love it and keep having to reorder it. A very versatile with great flavours.

Jan - 25/09/2017

A consistently good wine at a very reasonable price

Beverley - 19/07/2019

Ticked all the boxes , including my wife likes it !

Richard - 16/07/2019

A nice smooth wine. Am loving it!

Olga - 07/05/2019

Very smoothe

Graeme - 22/04/2019

really enjoying this wine, Great price too

Julie - 06/03/2019

Fruity, good value have ordered several times

Yeen - 28/02/2019

Great value for money

Pat - 18/12/2018

Thank you Black Market for your great service. Have a Happy Christmas and New Year

Jean - 17/12/2018

Excellent value for money

Richard - 17/12/2018

Full flavoured with slightly sweet finish

Craig - 07/12/2018

Nice drop. My wife likes it very much.

Godfrey - 26/11/2018

Always consistent quality wines at a fair price.

Grant - 07/10/2018

Excellent wine for me.

Anthony - 28/04/2018

Great value Pinot Gris

Graeme - 14/03/2018

Nice wine

Judy - 01/02/2018

great value for the money

Marie - 27/01/2018


Malcolm - 17/01/2018

Very nice wine, great value for money.

Yvonne - 07/12/2017

a great tasting wine with value for money

Raewyn - 06/11/2017

After several cases still great value

Bob - 27/09/2017

Loved this wine,mellow,easy drinking

Margaret - 21/09/2017

Great value and drinkability!

Satya - 18/09/2017

Always a good drop

Rosemary - 15/08/2019

OK. A bit bland

Neil - 12/07/2019

A very nice Pinot Gris. I have enjoyed it before and will continue to order it again

Don - 02/05/2019

Great for the price

Justine - 31/03/2019

Not as good as the previous year. Cheers

Roger - 21/10/2017

Not as good as 2016 vintage

Bruce - 08/09/2017


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