Varieties: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 6 x 750ml Bottles
This exclusive collection of back vintage Pinot Gris includes 1 bottle of each of the following vintages: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
We always hold back a small amount of wine from each vintage to re-release as aged wine. The winemakers recently tasted a selection of Pinot Gris and decided to make available a limited number of vertical 6 packs.
The overall comment by the winemaking team was that the wines were balanced, had good fruit flavours, natural acid, and maintained lengthy textural palates.
Further tasting notes and comments include:
2012 – Dense, rich stone fruits and lychee dominate the nose and palate. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with ripe pears on the finish.
2013 – Dark straw hue. Lifted, sweet, caramelized fruits on the nose, with poached pear and tropical fruit flavours on the mid-weight palate.
2014 – Perfumed nose. Creamy texture with a broader palate than the preceding vintages. Flavours masquerading as another variety- perhaps Grigio moving to Gris with time. Still settling in to its future and appears more youthful than 2014. Good length of white peach/pear flavours.
2016 – Lifted bright fruit salad. Lychees, ripe pear juice and fruit tree blossoms. Oily texture, soft acidity and good length.
2017 – Lifted perfume and bath soap aromas on the nose with some underlying savoury citrus pith. Rich, textural soft palate with sweet fruits. Cooler, wet growing season has resulted in gentle, yet structural acidity.
This back vintage selection of Pinot Gris will pair well with chicken and other white meat dishes. For the non meat eaters, try with chickpea salads or creamy pasta dishes.
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