This months host Basic Juice has given us a mission to drink a less dry wine. A mission I think I may have failed.
Akarua Pinot Gris 2004
Details: From the Winemaker
Eyes: Soft lemon
Nose: Imagine a bunch of violets and a bowl of nectarines on a sunny bench.
Legs: Hard to see in the candlelight.
Mouth: Long lingering aftertaste.
Food: We drank it after dinner but I'm thinking salmon.
Buy: NZ$25. Check here for a distributor near you.
Verdict: Loved it. On a scale of 1 - 100 with 100 being very dry 1 being sweet I'd put it at 60.
Trivia: Akarua Vineyard is in Central Otago, which at 45 degrees south is the worlds southernmost winemaking region.
Thanks to Basic Juice for hosting. Check out his site for the final round up.