Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2015
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.
Region: Yarra Valley/King Valley
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