Craggy Range Wild Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris Sur Lie 2014. Wild Rock is the second label of Craggy Range – one of the great producers in terms of volume and quality of New Zealand. The Wild Rock wines tend to be made in a more accessible and drink now style, but they do not lack the quality of finesse that makes the Craggy Range wines so desirable. In fact, I think occasionally you get wines the winemakers can make without expectation and they are the most exciting wines of all.
The New Zealand region that took over the wine world. Defining the way modern Sauvignon Blanc looked and allowing countless consumers to go anywhere and know they can rely on a glass of Marlborough Sauv Blanc. If you scratch the surface you’ll find a lot of really interesting people and wines.
Gris and Grigio are in fact the same variety and both names mean grey in French and Italian respectively. Which is somewhat deceptive because the grapes can be almost blue when ripe. The great wines of Alsace and North-Eastern Italy are often made from this variety. It is being widely adopted around the world too. AKA Grauburgunder.