The 2010 Ostler Pinot Gris has intense freshness on the nose more than many Pinot Gris; fresh pineapple, pear aromas oozing from the glass. The palate is supple and introducing more pear, elderflower, clementine flavours and a touch of jasmine on the finish. Delicious and harmonious wine. This is a fine example of Pinot Gris.
This shows the best balance of the Ostler bottlings of Pinot Gris in 2010, as the site does not develop too much alcohol. The wine this year is soft and supple yet also spicy, with a little vein of acidity keeping it fresh. 13.5% alcohol provides the perfect balance.
Jasper Morris MW - Berrys' New Zealand Buyer, June 2012
Ostler is in the newest Kiwi wine region, Waitaki Valley, which borders North Otago and Canterbury. On the limits of cool climate viticulture, vines were first planted here in 2001 and now this river valley is producing exciting pinot noir, riesling and pinot gris from Ostler Vineyard. My favourite is its fresh, concentrated, grapefruit and lime flavoured.
Rose Murray Brown - The Scotsman
In pinot grigio (Italian for pinot gris) mode, this grape variety tends to be anonymously light and dry. When allowed to fully ripen and carry a bit of extra weight and sugar in Alsace or New Zealand, it's transformed into something much richer and more attractive, shimmering with quince and spice.
David Williams, Guardian.co.uk, 21 Sept 2013