Back in January I visited the mind-boggling Yealands Estate, a vineyard the size of an entire appellation in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. They’re making some nice wines, including this very Alsatian Pinot Gris. It’s worth the RRP of £12.99, but remarkably Morrison’s Cellar have it for just £6.09 at the moment. I bought a six pack and I’m pleased I did, because this is a really convincing wine at a silly price.
Yealands Estate Pinot Gris 2010 Awatere valley, New Zealand
13.5% alcohol. Full yellow colour. Aromatic with broad, slightly toasty grape, pear, melon and spice notes, as well as a hint of tangerine. The palate is rich and broad with honey and spice as well as textured pear fruit, and a hint of sweetness. Really Alsace-like in palate weight and texture, and drinking perfectly now. 90/100