The Brennan family were one of the first in Central Otago’s Gibbston Valley to plant vines back in the mid 90s. For many years Sean (the winemaker, aka Mr Brennan) sold their fruit to Peregrine just down the road. Given how kick arse Peregrine’s wines are that’s a real testament to these guys.
They’re famous for their Pinot Noir (with some seriously big international accolades in the trophy cabinet) and have even been snapped being guzzled on a hit TV show in the US (Big Bang Theory). But they also produce an awesome range of aromatic style wines, like this 2020 vintage Pinot Gris.
They often hold back their top wines for two or three years, releasing them when they’re drinking at their best. It’s the sort of thing you can do when you’re small and family owned without the corporate accountant breathing down your neck.
A more full bodied, richer style Pinot Gris like this will match nicely with white meats (chicken, pork, turkey), fish and seafood in richer, creamy sauces.