Peregrine Pinot Gris - 750ml
The family-owned Peregrine winery, based in Gibbston, is one of the success stories of Central Otago, NZ. Let us count the ways: commitment to organic farming; varieties that excel in the region; and meticulous winemaking, led by Nadine Cross, who has worked in California, France’s Loire Valley and Marlborough. Pinot Gris is suited to this cool climate and Peregrine makes two, the fruit sourced largely from two very disparate areas — Bendigo and Pisa.
Peregrine's Pinot Gris serves up some interest that goes beyond New Zealand's most famous white variety. Instead of kiwifruit and gooseberries, savour Pinot Gris' poached pears and red apples. There's some crisp acidity hiding in the back that keeps the palate fresh, with some mealy texture providing a nice mouthfeel.