Pinot Gris (New Zealand)

New Zealand Pinot Gris is more like Alsace in style than dry Italian Pinot Grigio.

Pinot Gris in New Zealand

In New Zealand Pinot Gris is grown in the North and the South Island.

In 2007, the grape overtook Riesling as the third most planted white grape after Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay.

Most of the plantings are in Canterbury and Marlborough, with the wine developing a "rich, flinty, fruit-laden character".