MAN O' WAR PINOT GRIS - 2008
From Ponui Island, New Zealand. 13.5% alcohol.
Golden color with apricots and lemon-lime zest on the nose. Apples, pears, and peaches on the palate. Hint of sugar on the finish. Rich with fine acidity. Very fragrant.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
I still can't figure out why NZ Pinot Gris isn't more popular. Maybe because people haven't tasted wines like this one. How great is this wine? It is a tremendous food wine, offers wonderful aromatics, complex flavors, solid acidity, smooth with structure and body. What else do you want from a white wine? A good affordable price for quality? How about $16.