Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris

Purposely picked late in the season to capture exquisite notes of poached pear ripeness, the key to this wine is that it retains its delicacy, poise and persistence in the midst of succulence and a touch of residual sweetness. Grown on the northern edge of the Martinborough Terrace gravels, it retains an undercurrent of gravelly mouthfeel and a gentle hint of pepper. $33 at OurCellar.