Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2015

This makes me feel like lounging. It's cool and relaxed, the way I want to be when throwing back a glass or two. I'm thinking somewhere shady with a cool breeze and a pool not too far away. Damn fine refreshment.

Hand picked and whole bunched pressed, barrel fermentation (30%) has been used for a small portion to impart more texture and mouth feel. Another portion goes through a long fermentation in stainless steel to give a creamy spine. Wild yeasts drove the ferment for 80% of this wine.

Super bargain factor here for those looking for something fresh with a textural appeal.

Poached pear, cut green apple, honey notes, nutmeg and lick of of whipped butter creaminess. Lemony like acidity ticks through at a nice tempo. Deliciously moreish and that texture just hangs on for dear life. The acidity lurks on the finish too, something I didn't mind.

A wine that packs more punch than your average 'Gris'. Character and layers a plenty.

Drink now.

Very good.

Region: Yarra Valley/King Valley
RRP: $20
Source: Sample

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