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
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A genuine supermarket promotion, are you sure? I hope so because I’ve just ordered some. I’ve had some nice NZPG in the past and good Alsatian whites are getting pricier.
It is a nicely made wine, and a genuine promotion (wonders will never cease!). Morrisons must have hoovered up Enotria’s stock when they were making room for the next vintage as this is priced cheaper than the trade price!