75cl * Organic * Vegan* 13.5% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
Huia Vineyards was established by Claire and Mike Allan when they planted the first vines in the Wairau Valley in 1994. After winemaking experience at key Marlborough wineries (most notably Kevin Judd's Cloudy Bay) and extended stages at Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger in Champagne, they made it their mission to create wines of utmost quality in the most environmentally sustainable possible. Certified organic and farming biodynamically, Huia makes some of New Zealand's most elegant, handcrafted wines from a range of varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Huia Pinot Gris (as you might expect from its 'Gris' rather than 'Grigio' nomenclature) leans towards the Alsace style: ripe peach, mandarin and pear are interlaced with baking spices and a gorgeous, rounded texture. Moreish and ever so slightly off-dry, it is best paired with blue cheeses or a seafood risotto.