Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

The New Zealand wine variety that has experienced the greatest and unexpected growth is Pinot Gris. It filled the gap between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for many consumers, by avoiding the sharp flavours and high acidity of the former, and the heaviness and complex nature of the latter. Critics of Pinot Gris say it can be bland and the acidity too low, but it has found undeniable favour among the public. The best makers of Pinot Gris build in flavour and freshness that negates any criticism. Palliser Estate in Martinborough has made Pinot Gris since 1999, but only introduced it into the secondary Pencarrow tier with the 2013 vintage. It proved to be a success straight away. Here is my review of the new 2016 vintage.


  • Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

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