Main Divide 2016 Pinot Gris, and 2015 Riesling and Pinot Noir


The second label, or in reality the sister label to Pegasus Bay in North Canterbury, Main Divide has developed a style and life of its own for the Donaldson family. Although price doesn’t mean everything, the Main Divide wines are more accessible than the Pegasus Bay in that regard. The fruit sources are usually contracted fruit rather than pure estate fruit, and though primarily from North Canterbury, can come from other regions. The winemaking is of the same standard as Pegasus Bay, but the wines have a more up-front fruit expression. Often the Main Divide wines can push the style envelope that the Pegasus Bay wines do not, which are more ‘traditional’ in my view. That makes the Main Divide wines pretty exciting in any wine enthusiasts’ book. Here, I review the new release 2015 Riesling, 2016 Pinot Gris and 2015 Pinot Noir. www.maindivide.com


  • Main Divide North Canterbury Riesling 2015
  • Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2016
  • Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

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