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Ribbonwood Pinot Gris 2013

The Experience

Drink When...
Words are seldom spent in vain
Listen To...
Lute classics
Think About...
Nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so
Drink With...
Dates and quince

The Oddbins Take

***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***


What’s in a name? Pinot Grigio has developed a poor reputation in recent years, as generic pub wine. Call it Pinot Gris, on the other hand, and suddenly you feel you’re talking something altogether fancier and more sophisticated. Indeed, while there are some very fine Pinot Grigios out there, it does seem that the words Pinot Gris on a label – be it from Alsace or, as in this case, New Zealand - really does guarantee something complex, aromatic and interesting. As Shakespeare almost said: “Would a Pinot Gris by any other name taste as sweet?”

The Vital Statistics

Country
New Zealand
Region
Marlborough
Vintage
2013
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 18 Months
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Pinot Gris (100%)
Character
Crisp
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Ribbonwood is an exciting new initiative from the team at Framingham (Est. 1994); a boutique winery based in Renwick, Marlborough, renowned for the terrific quality of its aromatic varietals. They planted their first Ribbonwood, New Zealand’s tallest native deciduous tree, beside the winery back in 1998. Today numerous trees border the original Ribbonwood Block vineyard. Over the last ten years they have planted in excess of 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance both the winery wastewater treatment processes and the biodiversity of the vineyard. More recently, the Ribbonwood packaging was switched to embrace light-weight bottles and recycled cartons, further reducing the carbon footprint. Since vintage 2009 the winery has been accredited for achieving 100% environmentally sustainable vineyard and winery practices.