Have you come across Spinning Top wines from New Zealand?
I hadn’t until I was recently sent a few samples to try (thank you!!). This 2019 Pinot Gris from Marlborough retails for $16. So what makes this range special? Well…
Ant and Patrick Moore are the winemaker brothers behind the brand. They drew their inspiration from another set of brothers – Ray and Charles Eames – a prolific design duo. They’re the duo behind the short film ‘Tops’ – an artistic exploration of the ancient art of top-making and spinning.
“Like wine, a spinning top can be of simple creation, such as a thumb tack sent into orbit, through to something more complex and elaborate. A spinning top is set in motion yet can change direction and has a serendipitous path – we can guide it to start with, but nature is the primary driver” – Ant Moore.
Well here are our thoughts:
It’s a pale yellow shade in the glass with a hint of grey. It’s really vibrant on the nose with nectarines, minerality and fresh candied lemon coming through for me. While in the mouth it’s smooth and fruit forward with a nice acidic clean finish. Think stonefruit with a lick of grapefruit.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!