Spicy, sexy, and seductive – Poppies Pinot Gris is a very saucy introduction into a wine conversation. This is a truly sumptuous aromatic wine showing richness and opulence with hints of minerality. When dry, Pinot Gris has bitterness and a certain blandness, however by retaining residual sugar, this gives way to spiciness and lushness – a preferred outcome. This wine can be likened to an old fashioned rosé with small soft petals and a redolent perfume – evoking memories and nostalgia of the old world and fashion. Never forgotten, but rather the benchmark. A true classic which tempers purity and refinement with lush fullness.
It is the intention of Poppies Martinborough to make beautifully hand-crafted wines that simply show the character and evoke the varietal flavours and purity of expression from the land and the hands of the makers. Poppies draws on traditional winemaking techniques, with a deep respect for the past, ensuring the hand-crafted wine is never fashionable but always adored. When young, their wines are fresh, vibrant and pure, however with time the true essence unfolds to give more subtle, sophisticated and intriguing characters; be patient and you shall be rewarded.