Meet Misha’s Vineyard. Exclusive to Langton’s, this Central Otago vineyard has been making captivating wines since 2003. With a range named for the namesake founder’s theatrical family, it’s no wonder the label is garnering applause. The Dress Circle Pinot Gris is elegant and fresh, with aromatics indicative of its Central Otago provenance.
The Dress Circle is a foolproof pairing for food, or simply a refreshing Pinot Gris to sit back and enjoy.
"Weighty pinot gris with fresh tree-ripened pear, honeysuckle and a suggestion of anise and spice flavours. The wine has appealing purity and an ethereal texture with an impressively lingering finish."
95 points, Bob Campbell MW (October 2018)
"Pristine, elegant and fabulously expressed, the inviting bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, rockmelon, pear, lemon peel and floral characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is beautifully rounded and fleshy. The wine offers excellent weight and purity, together with richly textured mouthfeel, finishing superbly long and silky. A gorgeous dry style offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2022."
94 points, Sam Kim (October 2018)
"Distinctive, voluptuous bouquet of Gris with a rich & spicy fruity core - white fleshed fruits, citrus and a little white pepper. These ideas come through on the palate quickly with a lush fruity core, vibrant textures from weight and acidity. The spice and gentle leesy moments add complexity, charm and depth. A lovely wine well suited to by the glass pours and many appetiser, entrée or main items. Drink now & through 2022."
94 points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
"The impressive 2018 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Bendigo and mostly handled in tanks; 22 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Made in an off-dry style (6.9 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is a lovely young wine, highly scented, with mouth-filling body and deep, vibrant flavours of pears, peaches, apples and spices. Fleshy, with excellent delicacy and depth, it is very harmonious, with a touch of complexity and a long finish. Drink now or cellar."
95 points, Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
"Full, even, bright straw-yellow colour with lemon green hues. The nose is tight and finely bound with an elegantly concentrated core of white and yellow stonefruits, along with pears and exotic florals, and a subtle amalgam of honeysuckle and nutty elements. The aromatics are a little slender in expression, but show very good intensity. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a soft-textured mouthfeel with gently full flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, pears, exotic florals and honey, with a little spice. The flavours are harmonious and form a fine, rounded core with light, background acidity. The palate has good power and carries softly to a gently full finish of honey and pears. This is a soft textured, rounded dry Pinot Gris with harmonious flavours of stonefruit, florals, honey and pears. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. Pinot Gris fruit WBP and fermented in tank with approx. 22% in old French oak with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc. and 6.9 g/L RS."
18+ points, Raymond Chan (October 2018)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.