Spy Valley 2015 Pinot Gris and 2013 Envoy Pinot Gris

Why is it that most Marlborough wineries produce fantastic aromatic wines, yet the consumer uptake is disproportionately small? Spy Valley has a wonderful reputation for all of its wines, but many would argue that the aromatic white varieties of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are their best. It’s an age-old question and the fact that of the company’s 160 ha of vines, 50% are dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc and 30% to Pinot Noir shows what the market enjoys most. Pinot Gris accounts for 6.69 ha of the company’s vineyards, and there are another 2.3 ha of contract Pinot Gris drawn upon. It is a tiny amount of the fruit processed, but the quality of the wines made from the old vines, now 20 y.o., have brought considerable attention to Spy Valley as a complete wine producer. Here, I review the 2015 Spy Valley Pinot Gris and 2013 Envoy Pinot Gris. www.spyvalleywine.co.nz


  • Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015
  • Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Johnson Estate’ Waihopi Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

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