96pointsHans Family Estate 2017 Pinot Gris (Marlborough)

Editors' Choice

Swiss-born Hans Herzog's Old World-style wines, made from his 26 organically farmed grape varieties, sing of both the land and the man. Ultralow yields and long skin contact make this amber wine—the color of a flaming, pink-tinted sunset—extraordinarily unique in New Zealand. The evocative nose smells like a summer evening: grilled nectarines and figs, honeysuckle, beeswax and warm stones. It's gorgeously complex and mineral, with layers of flavor and texture. The alcohol is a touch high, but overall it pulses with energy, unfurling over time and proving Pinot Gris capable of greatness Down Under. Drink now–2030. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    14%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Importer
    Cape Ardor LLC
  • Date Published
    9/1/2020
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