This pinot gris is influenced by the Alsace style, and is from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand’s north island. In the glass, there are muted aroma of herbs, stones and almonds. The palate is off-dry, full bodied and the acidity racy. Pleasant enough, and something different, although not in a style I would seek. It would suit spicy food. Rating: Good. Abv: 14.5%. Price: $21. Website: www.church-road.co.nz.
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