Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Gartelmann Stephanie Pinot Gris 2016

Gartelmann is a little operation on Lovedale Road in the Hunter Valley. They have a cute cellar door and a cafe, overlooking a small lake, which is always busy. It was certainly the case again when I dropped in briefly a month ago for a milkshake. No fruit is grown on site and the wines are made off site by Liz Jackson out of First Creek.

Sourced from Orange, it's the first time Gartelmann have made a wine from this vineyard. The label has been 'updated' to use a word, though I must admit I'm not a fan. bring back the magpie which was synonymous with the brand I say.

Cut pear, melon and lemon zest, there's some texture before peeling back a drop of sweetness. The fruit coats the mouth well with more citrus coming to the fore as time goes on. It needs to gel together a bit more for me to sing form the hills though.

Drink now.

88/100 - Good.

Region: Orange
RRP: $25
Source: Sample


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