Grown on the outskirts of Tarrington in the Henty region of south-west Victoria, this wine is a clear example of why the match of site (terroir) to variety is so important. Freshness and elegance are the key hallmarks of the cool 2011 vintage, couple this to real flavour and our cellar goals for Pinot Gris are met.
- VIC - Other Victorian
From the very cool Western Victorian town of Tarrington, but reached flavour ripeness in this challenging vintage; moreover, the almost fleshy pear and ginger fruit has very good line, length and balance.
Rating 93 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2012)
"...this wine is what Pinot Gris is all about: not simply the authoritative ginger-and-pears bouquet with the nose-tickling layer of acrid summer dust, but texture, texture, texture. The stuff is comforting: just the right degree of what pioneering viticulteur Dr AC Kelly daintily called "mucosity" in his 1860's writing.....Lovely acidity; lovely fine tannins, lovely taper... everythings here that should be, in very fine measure. It's perhaps the best Australian example of this misunderstood and tricky variety in recent years." Rating 93 - Philip White - Drinkster
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale quartz green.
Fruit aromas of pear, honeysuckle, apple and fresh ginger are complemented by a nutty/cashew underlay.
Generous flavours true to the bouquet are cut by a balanced thread of crunchy natural acid. A creamy element (maturation on yeast lees) is evident and provides a perfect foil to the natural coarseness of Pinot Gris. Persistent, refreshing flavour length is a feature of this balanced, varietally true, Pinot Gris.
Japanese food, all kinds of seafood, Asian styled spicy dishes - awesome with Tom Yum soup.