VIDAL PINOT GRIS RESERVE 18
Vidal Wines is one of New Zealand's oldest wine brands and has sadly been discontinued, ironically after a string of its best vintages in modern wine history.
The silver lining to the demise of the Vidal brand is that we have managed to snaffle up a nice slice of the ever decreasing Vidals pie.
Vidals winemaker Hugh Crichton is one of the top winemakers in Hawke's Bay and has created this lively Pinot Gris with enticing aromas of baked apple, spice and pear, which combine with floral notes and lead into a dry and softly textured palate showing lovely fruit purity. Low yielding vines with good fruit exposure have resulted in good flavour intensity and ripeness. Small parcels of Gewürztraminer (4%) and Albarino (1%) were blended into the wine adding further complexity and interest.