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WINE OF THE WEEK: Marisco The King’s Thorn Pinot Gris 2013

£9.99 when you buy any 6 bottles, Majestic

There’s more to New Zealand white wine than Sauvignon Blanc, but the other grape varieties often struggle to make themselves heard above the Sauvignon din. One that’s starting to shout a bit louder is Pinot Gris. Sometimes it’s labeled Pinot Grigio, but as Italian Pinot Grigio is a much lighter, more neutral wine, New Zealanders mostly label theirs Gris. The King’s Thorn is typically fruity and juicy with a delicately honeyed nose, peach, pear and spice flavours and soft citrus acidity. It’s not too dry and can be drunk unaccompanied, but it’s also good with shellfish and with lightly spicy Asian dishes. As for the thorny name, you’ll have to read the back label…

Marisco Vineyards The King's Thorn Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand

£9.99 when you buy any 6 bottles, Majestic; £14.99, per single bottle

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