Dry River Pinot Gris

"This must surely be New Zealand's top pinot gris"

Dry River Pinot Gris

2020, Martinborough New Zealand
  • From the world famous Dry River - they quite rightly sit at the big boys table of New Zealand fine wine names!
  • 97/100, Top Rank, No.1 NZ Pinot Gris from 2020 vintage (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
  • "This must surely be New Zealand's top pinot gris" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Limited stocks, all bottles individually numbered, drink now to 2030
  • 4 in stock

    RRP $69.99

    $64.99

    The world famous Dry River are one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine scene and quite rightly sit at the big boys table of New Zealand fine wine names.

    Named after a historic sheep station a few kilometres down the road, Dry River was established in 1979 by visionaries Doctor Neil and Dawn McCallum. These guys were well ahead of the game when they planted their first vines on what is now known as the Martinborough Terraces. It’s a site known for its free draining gravels, cool maritime climate and (thanks to a bit of inside info from soil scientist and friend Dr Derek Milne) a 30 year record for the lowest rainfall in the North Island.

    In 2003, Neil sold the winery to seriously wealthy Wall Street billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist Julian Robertson (according to Neil, ‘the guy who invented the hedge fund’ and one of the world’s super rich!). The aim remains the same though – to produce world class wines that age beautifully.

    We’re super stoked to be able to land some extremely limited stocks of their 2020 Dry River Pinot Gris.

    Scoring an incredible 97/100 from Master of Wine Bob Campbell – he ain’t wrong when he says “This must surely be New Zealand’s top pinot gris.”

    Bob went on to scribble “Rich, fleshy wine with impressive concentration and exotic tropical fruit, ripe stone fruit flavours with ginger, spice, oyster-shell and hazelnut characters. Creamy-textured with a lingering finish. A complex wine with an exciting future.”

    Make no bones about it – this is one of the best! All bottles individually numbered, drink now to 2030.

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Cork
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    Fine Wines of New Zealand

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