Blissful pinot gris

Staete Landt State of Bliss Pinot Gris 2016, Marlborough, NZD $25

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in old puncheons to produce a wine that is as much about texture as it is about taste. Ripe tree fruit, pear and guava flavours with a savoury, nutty yeast lees influence. A dry and satisfying wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Silken buffalo curd, ginger, butternut

Stockists: Staete Landt Wines (NZ); Zenith Wine Agency – NSW & QLD (AU distributors)

Ranked #3 of 27 2016 Pinot Gris tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $22.46 Avg 93pt 2016 Pinot Gris tasted from New Zealand

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