James Pinot Gris 2008

It wasn’t such a good idea to write about Taja. Each time I visited the blog to write another post and saw her photo, I just couldn’t face doing an update. But here I am again. There is much news in Martinborough. Vintage is almost upon us – in fact, many vineyards have already picked. But before I move on to the accolades visited on some of our colleagues in the area, I shall boast about our Pinot Gris because the Australian magazine, Gourmet Traveller Wine, which is on sale now, has our 2008 listed as one of the best 100 new releases, according to Master of Wine Bob Campbelland Huon Hooke. James received four stars (out of five) and this: “Bright, focused varietal flavours assisted by fresh acidity. Slightly green stone-fruit flavours – pear, nectarine and white peach. A tight, dry and attractive pinot gris with a smooth texture.” It was recommended for drinking now, or cellaring for up to three years.

Here’s the extract from ACP’s Gourmet Traveller Wine:

gourmet traveller wine – feb march 2010

Next blog – awards dished out to Martinborough wine people at the Auckland Easter show, and at Pinot Noir 2010.


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