2017 Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris

2017 Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is everyone's mate. This cheeky, citrus-driven French style white is refreshing, easy going and lingers just long enough. Not too fresh, not too oaky. The Goldilocks of the whites.


$20

Availability: In stock

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Region:
Yarra and King Valleys
Alc/Vol :
14.0%

Smells & tastes like:

Smells of
Fresh cut pears, snow peas shoots and lemon thyme

Tastes of
Lime flowers and miso. Crisp, bone dry and moreish with twangy lemon sorbet finish

Goes with:

Beer battered whiting with chips and tartare
Fresh oysters
Goats cheese and char grilled vegies
Sunshine, but also rain, hail and snow (basically anytime, all the time)

Wine making:

A great growing summer in the upper King Valley, gave us a delicious spike in mineral citrus.

100% hand-picked Yarra & King Valley fruit
Harvested Feb-April 2017
Combination of whole bunch pressed and destemmed to press
85% stainless steel cold fermentation to hold onto that freshness
15% matured in French oak for that lush mouth feel
Barrels lees stirred for three months
Vegan Friendly
Cellar up to three years, but why wait?

Reviews:

Silver Medal
2017 Adelaide Wine Show
2017 The National Wine Show of Australia

Bronze Medal
2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

94 points - Peter Chapman, News Corp
"This Victorian winery is continuing to grow in popularity and with wines such as this it’s easy to understand why. Pinot gris is becoming a popular drop for many and this is a classy one to savour."

90 points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian
"I like this style of gris. It retains a freshness and lively palate feel and doesn’t fall into that overdone heavy category that can sometimes mar this variety. Comes from the King and Yarra valleys. Nice melon and pear characters with a typical spicy lift. A little dab of French oak and lees stirring has brought the palate to life."