New Zealand Pinot Gris and Grigios come in a wide variety of styles. Nautilus Pinot Gris has always been inspired more by the wines of Alsace than anywhere else, and has always been produced in a relatively dry style for the region.
Nautilus Pinot Gris is sourced predominantly from our Awatere Vineyard which provides great purity of fruit and focus to the wine’s structure.
The grapes are 100% handpicked and whole bunch pressed with 15% being barrel fermented. Three months’ lees stirring gives a creamy rich texture.
Soft shell crab in tempura batter with a lime-chilli dip.
Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012
90 points -"A
youthful charmer, the bouquet shows fragrant aromas of peach, lemon zest, floral and pear notes. It's vibrant and refreshing on the palate with a lengthy crisp finish. A lovely dry style shwoing excellent fruit intensity and balance. At its best: now to 2016."
METRO 100 WINES
for Winter 2013. Tasting guided by Paul Tudor MW.
"It's hard to express how good these wines are. ..." Kevin Ecock,
wine blog, Ireland, 27 March 2013 (Download review.)