The Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in ‘La Boheme’. This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880’s Paris.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
"Crunchy, spicy and fleshy all at once, this friendly and versatile blend is built on pinot gris and accompanied by riesling and a dribble of gewurztraminer and pinot blanc. Low acidity and well handled phenolics make for impeccably fine texture, supporting a fragrant palate of nashi pear and almost ripe nectarine"
92 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, Sep 2013
"The pinot gris (88 per cent) dominates this exciting, yummy blend but the addition of riesling, gewurztraminer and pinot blanc works a treat. A bit of everything here, pears, tropical fruit, crunchy apple, musk, spice, lively acidity and terrific texture."Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, Dec 2013
"Ticks all the boxes (with grigio given its French monicker). Theres a sniff of pear bavarois, a lick of fruit sweetness and a touch of bitter rocket-radicchio to finish. Its a reflection all right, and a compliment."The Australian Financial Review, Nov 2013
"...The flavours mesh well but I dont really want to talk about them much. Nashi pear, red apple, ginger, citrus etc. What captivates me are the finessed phenolics that mark the finish and the soft acidity which leads to the gentle textural caress at the heart of the wine. Theres still form, especially as a result of the slightly crunchy back-palate grip. A touch of nutty savouriness throughout doesnt harm proceedings one jot either. Simply a lovely and sophisticated white blend." Rating 92 - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself, Oct 2013
"...As you know, Pinot Gris has a pear aroma and sleek, pliable chassis making it the ideal variety to add highlights and detail and in this case the aromatics have been tweaked and the finish lengthened by extremely clever blending. the result is a wine that initially hints at being a classic Pinot Gris, but which confounds expectations by curiously morphing into anything but."Matthew Jukes, www.winerules.com.au, Sep 2013
"...Its not from the highest site in the valley, but its from one of the coldest sites. Its crisp and clean but flavoursome. Has a gorgeous lilt to it. Spice and both sweet baked and fresh cut apple. Balanced just so. Citrus and dry pear. Lengthy and textural. High enjoyment factor." Rating 92 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Sep 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Pinot Gris 88%, the balance Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Blanc.
Shimmering light straw with green edges.
Faintly aromatic with classic perfumed Pinot Gris characters of pear and honey.
Refined textural palate, musk, gently aromatic, soft with balanced acidity.
Drink now or keep for two to three years in a good cellar.