Framingham, 'Pinot Gris', 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand


This well made medium-sweet Pinot Gris from New Zealand is delicious. Similar aromas and flavours to it's home in the Alsace, but with a sumptuous tropical streak. Mellow pear, apple, and creamy quince with a touch of smokiness. Generous ripe white wine with excellent acidity and good level of sweetness. Very refined.

The wine is medium-sweet, so there is a good amount of sweetness here, though it isn't as far as a dessert wine. Very pleasurable to drink. It's perfect with citrus, creamy deserts, or even a bit of spicy food, try with fresh Vietnamese or Thai dishes!

The Framingham label was launched in 1994 with one Riesling, and has since expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Framingham produces wines from their 19.5 hectare estate vineyard (certified organic since 2014) and other selected sites. Their Riesling vines, planted in 1981, are among the oldest in Marlborough.

Producer: Framingham

Country: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Grapes: Pinot Gris 100%

Alcohol: 14.0%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan