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"Full-bodied, generous wine with a gentle splash of sweetness" Wine State

"As ever, a very complex and well-judged take on the style" Jame Suckling

Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine such as a delicious crisp summer salad served with grilled Halloumi

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Gris 2015

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Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 17.5/20 Points Vegan Wine
Main Divide Waipara Pinot Gris 2015

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Gris 2015

Carries to a dryish, elegant finish of stonefruits, honey and musk
Elsewhere $20.99 $18.25


Awarded 92/100 Points

Jame Suckling, Nov 2017

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, April 2016

Awarded 90/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2016

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper, Jul 2017

Awarded 4 Stars

Wine State Magazine Australia, May/Jun 2017

Awarded 17.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Jun 2017


"As ever, a very complex and well-judged take on the style. Plenty of depth, weight and concentration with peach custard, orange blossom and saffron-scented spices. Great texture" Jame Suckling, Nov 2017

"Ripe and totally engaging aromas of tree fruits, fresh and some with a light poached layer. Spice and a gentle whiff of honeysuckle. On the palate – off-dry with a medium minus level of sweetness, plenty of contrasting acidity, light creamy texture and a gentle lees-like quality. Generous and flavourful throughout the palate with medium+ weight and length, balanced and well made" Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"Drinking well now, this is a full-bodied, generous wine with a gentle splash of sweetness and strong, peachy, slightly spicy and honeyed flavours" Wine State Magazine Australia, May/Jun 2017

"Elegantly opulent, this attractive pinot gris is filled with ripe stone fruit, baked pear, floral and flinty characters. The palate delivers plenty of succulent fruit flavours, beautifully framed by silky texture and well-integrated acidity. There is a hint of sweetness on the palate but the wine finishes long and pleasing dry" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2016

"Bright, light yellow/green, it has a gently honeyed bouquet, leading into a full-bodied wine with concentrated, peachy, spicy flavours, slightly sweet and crisp. Revealing a clear botrytis influence, it's already very open and expressive" Michael Cooper, Jul 2017

"Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. The nose is full with rich and ripe aromas of tropical fruits and stonefruits entwined with citrus notes, marmalade, honey and musk, and subtle herb elements. This has real depth, density, concentration and presence. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, near unctuous flavours of ripe stonefruit and tropical fruit, with citrus fruit elements, melded with honey, hints of marmalade and musk. The flavours are rich, lively and mouthfilling, and the palate has a soft-textured, mellow line and gentle acid drive. The wine carries to a dryish, elegant finish of stonefruits, honey and musk. This is a rich, mouthfilling, medium-dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit and citrus flavours, marmalade honey and musk from botrytis influence, on a soft palate. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3+ years. Waipara Valley fruit with 20% botrytis infection tank-fermented with 15% in barrel to 13.5% alc. and 8.7 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees" Raymond Chan, Jun 2017

This wine has the typical pinot gris aromas and flavours of freshly cut ripe pear that are supported by an underlay of honeysuckle and tropical spices. It is full-bodied, concentrated and unctuous in the mouth with a refreshing seam of minerality and a tangy hint of root ginger.

Main Divide is the local name for the Southern Alps and is the backbone of the South Island, where grapes for Main Divide are exclusively sourced. Vineyards have been selected for their quality and ability to express unique regional flavours.

This was an ideal grape growing season with a warm summer and a lingering dry autumn. Low crop levels and a long period of ripening have given this wine extra concentration. The fruit was harvested in April. After picking, it was pressed and the juice was fermented. The wine was then given a short period of ageing on its natural yeast deposit (sur lie). A little noble botrytis and lees ageing have increased the mouth feel and complexity of this wine.



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