Price:  £13.25 | Case Rate: £13.00
Ex Tax: £11.04

Spy Valley - Pinot Gris 2016


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Area: Wairau & Waihopai Valleys
  • Wine Maker: Paul Bourgeois and Kathy-Lee Sowman
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 85 (2014) JR: 17 (2010) WS: 86 (2014) BC: 87 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Straw in colour. Splendid bouqet of ripe citrus skin, pear and nutmeg aromas with a gentle waft of bran and rolled oats. The palate consists of a finely balanced combination of fruit sweetness and a long rich finish. Peachy fruit and a dash of manuka honey. Delicious

Winery Information

Spy Valley

Bryan and Jan Johnson established the first of their 380 acres of estate vineyards in 1993. Pioneering what was then a Marlborough sub-region, the Johnsons? Lower Waihopai development continued, with the fruit being grown and sold to other wine companies. In 2000, they began producing and selling wine under the Spy Valley label, its name derived from a nearby satellite communications monitoring station (or spy base). There are three ranges of wines within Spy Valley: Satellite, Spy Valley,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)85 pts

Dec 2014 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2014 Pinot Gris has spiced apple and poached pear aromas with a touch of dill seed. Medium-bodied it has a noticeable sweetness (off-dry) and good amount of uncomplicated stone fruit flavors. It finishes simple. (2010)17 pts

Published : 13 Jan 2011.Big, bold, rather honeyed, seems to be taking Alsace as its model and doing a fine job. Not a bad price. Masses of technical information on the back label. JR

Wine Spectator (2014)86 pts

Medium-bodied, offering a good mix of pear and apple flavors, with spice and floral highlights. Finishes with a touch of roasted fennel and crisp acidity

Bob Campbell MW (2010)87 pts

Bob Campbell,, 'Quite a deep colour for such a young wine suggesting plenty of skin contact. The palate does show some drying tannins but remains fairly silken. Stone fruit, toast and subtle spice characters. Good value at this price. 87/100 points (4 stars)

Vinification Notes

After picking and pressing the individual parcels were fermented slowly with a portion of old oak fermentation and a small percentage going through malolactic fermentation