2011 Greywacke Pinot Gris, Marlborough

( £13.33, 14%, thedrinkshop.com )

Made in a spicy, off-dry style that takes its inspiration from Alsace rather than northern Italy, this is a finely weighted Pinot Gris, with musk, peach and pear flavours, a creamy texture and enough acidity for balance. Exotic, but refreshing at the same time. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-15Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, New Zealand, White, Pinot Gris/Grigio