The variety is a close relative to Pinot Noir, Gris meaning grey in French is representative of the colour of the grape, the skins are lightly coloured, not black (noir) and not white ( blanc) so Grey it is!
The wine generally can be quite bland with ‘ generic ‘ pear flavours. A lot of work has been taken to source grapes from the best vineyard for this variety in Orange; a significant pedigree of wines has been sourced from this vineyard.
This wine has been barrel fermented, lees stirred and matured. The result is a wonderfully complex wine, aromatically the wine relies on varietal spiced pear, but has a touch of charry oak, yeast complexity (a little sweet cheese cloth), and citrus. I think of freshly squeezed lime.
The palate is simply sublime (pardon the pun) and in my opinion unparalleled. First up I get pear and peach, after 10 seconds in the mouth the wines flavours morphs into lime which really drives the wine to a balanced finish… like drinking a peachy sweet lime flavoured crisp air. I love this wine, it is simply YUM.
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