Pinot Grigio/Gris


Still on Germany, and still not on Riesling… Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany (~£12-£15 – The Wine Society has the 2015) Rich, almost creamy wine, not hugely fruity, although there is some peachy depth, along with spicy, nutty notes, and a gentle warm finish. Lovely texture too. S- ———————- […]

Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany


Denbies Ranmore Hill 2014, Surrey, England (£14.95 Denbies) Soft, easy going style of wine, very floral, with a gingery note and a light toasty element, but while there’s a touch of citrus freshness, I’d like it to be crisper. C Denbies Pinot Noir 2014, Surrey, England (£16.95 Denbies) Proper Pinot, […]

Three Wines from Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey


Denbies Pinot Gris 2014, Surrey, England (£16 Marks and Spencer) A wine that wants to be light and delicate, but feels as if it’s been forced to bulk up, like a teenage body builder. It’s OK, with lightly smoky elderflower flavours and spicy ginger notes, but it just feels too […]

Denbies Pinot Gris 2014, Surrey, England



Another of the catch-up-on-tasting-notes posts (see intro HERE if that doesn’t make sense) Josmeyer Mise du Printemps Pinot Blanc 2014, Alsace, France (£10.95 The Wine Society) The lightly salty edge here plus the hint of yeastiness is very similar to good Vinho Verde, but this is fleshier in style, with a […]

Two Pinot Blancs, One Pinot Gris


De Bortoli La Bohème Act Three Pinot Gris & Friends 2014, Yarra Valley, Australia (£13.96 Vinoteca) Fleshy & rich, with buxom pear, peach and lemon curd flavours and a touch of herbs reined in by a spine of freshness – from Riesling? Nutty finish but that zestiness maintains decorum, tasty […]

Pinot Gris from Australia & New Zealand


Liked this more than I expected to – and would say the same about The Ned Pinot Grigio too The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand (£10.99 Majestic) Smells as if it’s going to be on the fleshy side, but while there is quite exotic and punchy passionfruit, rhubarb […]

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand