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Mount Michael Wines



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The Mountaineer 2023 Pinot Gris pays homage to the pioneering spirit and sense of adventure displayed by mountain climbers confronting the forces of nature and celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand Southern Alps. The preparation, passion and commitment are necessary to grow and make Pinot Gris in Central Otago mirror the challenges faced by these pioneering mountaineers.

Tasting Notes


Fresh Green Apple, green pear and honeysuckle aromas


Lovely nashi and juicy granny smith apples perfectly balanced with a zesty acidity.


Wine Orbit - Sam Kim - 93 Points - 5 Star

It's delightfully ripe and inviting on the nose, showing poached pear, apricot, fig and rich floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate delivering excellent weight and fleshy texture. Elegantly flavoursome with a sustained juicy finish. At its best: now to 2026.

Cam Douglas MW - 93 Points - Excellent

Floral, fruity and varietal with a bouquet of freshness and vibrato. Aromas and flavours of ripe white fleshed stone fruits and citrus with nectarine and lemon, some white rose and cool-stone mineral qualities. The palate also suggest s mix of white fruits and cider, a whisper of lager beer and white spice. Plenty of acidity and freshness with a lengthy, persistent finish. Best drinking from 2023 through end of summer 2026.

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Bob Campbell MW - 92 Points - 4 Stars

Moderately intense wine with flavours suggesting freshly-picked pear, clove/spice, Royal Gala apple, ginger, and quince supported by fresh, fruity acidity. Mouth-watering wine.

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Candice Chow - 94 Points 

Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is elegant and softly full, with aromas of orchard fruit, delicate white floral and subtle spice. Medium-bodied, dry-ish to taste, aromas of Nashi pear, apple melded with fennel pollen, white blossom and a hint of ginger. The mouthfeel is silky with fine-textured phenolics, and lively acidity injects freshness and flows effortlessly to a long, crisp lingering. This Pinot Gris is well-made and well-balanced with an elegant appeal. Match with fish tacos and salt & pepper squid over the next 3 years.

Vintage: 2023
Closure Type: Stelvin
Volume: 750ml
Variety: Pinot Gris
Region: Central Otago
Vegan: Vegan friendly
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