2019 Pinot Gris
91 points, Vic Harradine, WineCurrent
Scented of pineapple, pear and lime, it is zesty on the palate with tangy flavours of green apple and pink grapefruit.
Picked by hand from the mature vines of the Malivoire Estate Vineyard on September 23rd as grape sugars averaged 20° Brix.
After crushing and destemming, the crushed berries soaked for 6 hours before pressing. Cool primary fermentation followed in stainless steel for cool fermentation and after five months to clarify, the finished wine was bottled in February 2020.
At the time of bottling alcohol was measured at 12%, residual sugar at 0.9 grams per litre, titratable acidity 7.9 grams per litre and pH at 3.3.
Dry: 0.9 g/L residual sugar
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
Serve near 8° C with fish and chips, fish chowder, or roasted or barbecued chicken.
Slightly yellow-hued in the glass, aromas of apricot, pie dough and peach along with notions of pear round out the nose on this lovely, sustainably grown and produced gris. It bathes the palate with flavours of Meyer lemon, Bosc pear, green apple and blood orange. This is medium weight with good mouthfeel, deft balance and plenty of pizzazz from cork pop to last drop. Lovely sipped on its own, it really shines alongside spiced Asian cuisine like pad Thai, or hot and sour soup. (Vic Harradine)