Pinot gris can be a difficult grape variety to get right, but Pipers Brook has hit the bullseye with this impressive new release which sits comfortably midway between the gris and grigio styles. There's ripe pear notes here, hints of an open-air spice market, orange peel and plenty of mouthfeel, alongside fresh citrus. It is an impressive cool-climate white that has seen minimal oak and finishes fresh and clean. A very enjoyable wine that would pair with anything from Cajun flathead to old-fashioned roast chook. $34. www.pipersbrook.com.