Eat­ing out

The Press - Zest - - Eat - By Ewan Sar­gent IVAN AND CHRIS­TINE DON­ALD­SON

French Peak Pinot Gris 2013. RRP $25 Wow! Here is a shin­ing beacon in the ev­er­in­creas­ing se­lec­tion of pinot gris wines. An im­me­di­ately ar­rest­ing bou­quet of Turk­ish de­light, gin­ger and cin­na­mon on the bou­quet fol­lows on through the palate. It hits the senses like a fruit bomb and is beau­ti­fully bal­anced, off dry and with a lovely re­fresh­ing, crisp fin­ish. Selected sites on Banks Penin­sula have an ex­cit­ing, unique ter­roir as ev­i­denced by this very spe­cial penin­sula wine, from the orig­i­nal French Farm vine­yard.At the cel­lar door or see val­ley­road­vine­yard.com for spe­cialised out­lets. A must try. Tohu Pinot Gris 2013. RRP $21.95

PHOTO: STACY SQUIRES/FAIR­FAX NZ

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