A pleasant surprise

The first New Zealand wine to be reported on in this spume of drivel. I just purchased it because I thought it would be vaguely interesting; it is actually quite nice. One of the neighbours I am drinking this with is from New Zealand, so he appreciates that I’ve got a native wine for him.

Brightwater Pinot Gris 2005, Neudorf

This smells really fat and buxom; I’d guess they did a reasonable amount of skin contact. It holds its 14.5% alcohol quite well. The palate is very dense and heavy, but it has a reasonable amount of acidity. I quite like the peachy fruit character. It is not terribly long, but it does taste nice. A good drink for a balmy summer evening with some friends.