Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018


Pinot Gris has the fourth highest production of any grape variety in New Zealand with nearly 23,000 tonnes (5.6% of total), just behind Chardonnay, and behind our key varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. However Pinot Gris is still growing, up 10% on last year. For a brand to be complete, it would seem that Pinot Gris is essential in the portfolio. Palliser Estate in Martinborough has made Pinot Gris since 1999, and the style is very much classical, fermented in tank to a dryish to off-dry style, with minimal lees inputs, and generally avoiding oak, letting the varietal aromas and flavours feature. This is the populist style for sure, but it is very successful, and Palliser Estate sells out quickly every year. Here, I review the new 2018 Palliser Estate Pinot Gris. www.palliser.co.nz


  • Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018

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