Matahiwi Estate Pinot Gris 2020
Kiwis don’t make wines by half measures. Their pinots are famously plush, their chardonnays generally rich, their savvy fabulously fruity, and their gris generous. Matahiwi delivered with this one. Wonderfully ripe and fruity, this delicious mouth-filler of a wine is just the ticket. Tropical fruits abound, backed by crisp acidity and a softly pithy texture. That gentle touch of sweetness makes it oh-so-moreish without ever being taxing. There’s not many wines this yummy for this money.
Part of our Women in Wine collection
This wine is part of our Women in Wine collection. We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. We already support so many women in the industry but we want to make this much more transparent and visible for our mofos. We want to make a real and lasting impact in an industry that is sadly still dominated by men. And this is the first step. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
Winemaker: Jane Cooper. Vineyard Manager: Karina Southey.
Jane is owner Alistair Scott’s daughter, and has been winemaker at Matahiwi since 2002. Karina manages Matahiwi’s epically beautiful vineyards.
“This is beautifully fruited and elegantly fragrant on the nose showing Gala apple, fresh pear, fig and floral characters with a touch of spice. It's succulent and plump on the palate, offering youthful fruit flavours together with silky texture and vibrant acidity, finishing long and refreshing. At its best: now to 2023”
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Matahiwi Estate is another New Zealand wine success story. For such a small country, Kiwi's do an exceptional job on the world stage. Alastair Scott is a passionate wine man (aren't we all?), born and bred in the beautiful Wairarapa Valley on the north island. He dreamt of making world class wines. Back in the day (some 100 years pre-Alastair), an Italian wine scientist identified the Wairarapa Valley as ideal for growing grapes. Fast forward to today and Matahiwi Estate does the region proud with their stable of award-winning wines, while nurturing the land with sustainable practices. So Alastair’s dream came true, and he now spends his time spreading the very good word of Matahiwi wines around the world.
Maori for 'glistening waters', Wairarapa is a small region around Wellington, at the very bottom of New Zealand's north island. It includes the subregions of Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. If the names Dry River, Martinborough Vineyards and Ata Rangi ring a bell, you probably need no further introduction. If they don't, it's time you were introduced to a diverse range of landscapes that produce a similarly varied range of scrumptious wines that Kiwis are rightly proud of.