ORANGE | FREAKS & GEEKS Is it pink, is it orange? Either way, it’s freakin’ yum!
WHAT WE TASTE: Salty, silky, golden delicious dream!
PERFECT PAIRING: Take a moment to appreciate this one on its own. Or with a box of shortbread cookies.
TEMP CHECK: Chilled but not icy cold - no need for the ice bucket once it’s open
ABOUT HANZ HERZOG: Switzerland has a mild climate - not that we’re looking at extremes in New Zealand, but the opportunity to grow interesting and varied grapes was limited, at best, in Hans and Therese’s home country. In Marlborough, they’re free to grow almost anything they please (29 varietals and counting) - and by golly, do they do a good job of it!
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE: Excuse us while we go full wine geek here – but there’s a fermentation technique called ‘carbonic maceration’ that’s usually used in the light, fun reds (which I love – Leigh-Ann). Hans did that! With this white wine! Try it! Now!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF: Place: Marlborough, New Zealand Grape: Pinot Gris Style: For the adventurous drinker!