Maori Point Central Otago 2017 Pinot Gris and Riesling

08-Jan-2018

Situated north of Bendigo and named after a bend in the Clutha river near Tarras, the 6.5 ha Maori Point vineyard was established by scientists Drs John Harris and Marilyn Duxson in 2002, planting Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Matt Evans began working at Maori Point in 2011, and with his wife Dr Maggie Evans, joined John and Marilyn in partnership in 2014. All are hands-on in the venture, with John and Matt making the wines on-site. An interesting and increasingly high quality range of wines is made, with the serious, ageworthy ‘Grand Reserve’ and ‘Reserve’ labels as flagships, but there are fun and accessible frizzante Pinot Gris and fruity Pinot Noir bottlings as well. Here, I review the new 2017 Pinot Gris and Riesling, the fruit for the latter from the nearby ‘Mondillo’ vineyard. Both are taut, elegant and minerally. www.maoripoint.co.nz


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  • Maori Point Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017
  • Maori Point Central Otago Riesling 2017

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