The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010

Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.55  RS: 16g/L  
TA: 5.25g/L  Brix: 25.4

Pinot Gris has a great affinity for the Waihopai Valley and under Biddy Barnsley's careful eye the grapes from her vineyard are a winemakers dream. This is a richly textured wine with big round mouthfeel and distinct varietal characters. Made in a medium style, this wine was partially barrel fermented and regularly lees stirred.


We believe this wine will be at its best in 2012 - 2013.

Food Match

Rich cheeses.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Gourmet Traveller

92 POINTS. A rich, ripe, concentrated Pinot Gris with luscious pear and white-peach flavours with a seasoning of bready yeast lees. Smooth and creamy with lovely richness and weight.

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 - PURE GOLD.

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The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2009