Estate Range

2010 Mount Riley Pinot Gris

Mount Riley's Estate Range (pictured right) is great quality and value. Each wine in this range is fresh with pure, vibrant fruit flavours and aromas.

  • Awards

    2010 Silver NZ International Wine Show 2010
    2010 Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2011
    2010 Commended at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

  • Reviews

    Winestate Magazine March/April 2010 5 Stars

    Medium-dry style with excellent varietal character and depth of pear and spice flavours. Floral, fresh and sweet-fruited, with lovely texture, weight and length. Top buy.

    The NZ Herald, 9 June 2010 "Discriminating Choices" Jo Burzynska

    Bright notes of apple and pear mingle with floral nuances and undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg.

    The Press, Wednesday 26th May "Good and grunty" Brian Prebble

    This family-owned winery urges us to enjoy its impressive Pinot Gris with friends. We did - and with whitebait fritters. It was a delightful mix, with the wine - apple-pear nose, stone fruit taste and a spicy finish, backed by a grunty 14 per cent alcohol - undoubtedly the star of the show.

  • Download Tasting Notes
← Back to all wines

The grapes for this wine were grown in three of Mount Riley's premium vineyards in the heart of the Wairau Valley. Marlborough's wide diurnal temperature range together with a cool but dry summer led to perfect ripening conditions and resulted in fruit with excellent aromatics, intense flavour and great retention of natural acidity.

Grapes were crushed and destemmed prior to pressing and about 95% of the juice was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve aromatics. The balance was fermented in seasoned oak barrels by indigenous yeasts, to add extra complexity and texture to blend. The wine then spent 4 months on lees to build palate weight.