A nice delicate Pinot Gris without the oiliness or highish alcohol that is sometime associated with the variety. Drinks nicely now, but past experience suggest it will improve with a year’s bottle age
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
"This is a pinot gris with real attitude, the flavours positive rather than apologetic, ranging from the expected pear to the unexpected stone fruit and a drizzle of lemon juice." Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (01/12/2009)
"Winemaker Neil Pike and his growers, the Joyce family, have put a lot of effort into this pinot gris. It has a nice touch of struck-flint smokiness and a hint of barrel as well as some wild complexities. Purists may find the bouquet challenging; I find it full of interest, which is at odds with most pinot gris. Generous stone fruit flavours in the mouth, with appealing roundness, balance and excellent drinkability..." Rating 91 Points - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (17/08/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium to pale green, yellow tints.
Typically subtle notes of stone fruit , pear and spice along with a little minerality.
The wine is delicately flavoured possessing subtle nectarine and pear and has a slightly creamy texture that sits gently on the palate. Bright mineral acidity maneuvers the wine away from finishing fat or heavy.