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Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Yarra Valley

13.5 Alcohol


A Campbell Matthison favourite, "Personality. A good degree of fruit power. Plenty of spice, life, lift and momentum. In short it’s just a very good wine. It tastes of grapefruit, nashi pear and slate and has a clear reductive/smoky edge. It almost feels quartz-like. Minerally even. Seriously dry. Completely classy." At 93 points, we agree that this wine is complete class! Another wine from Oakridge that we only have a handful of cases, not enough to feature in your packages, but it is too good not to share! Pinot Gris makes for a great wine tasting night in! Go into your cellar of WineCollective features and pour alongside a Pinot Grigio and compare notes! Did you know that the two wines are made from the same grape? Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are named differently depending on where they are grown and the style of wine they produce! The Hazeldene Vineyard is grown in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale. The Local Vineyard Series showcases wine varietals in their ideal growing conditions, here the unique soil and climate are perfectly suited to the Pinot Gris grape. We think that this wine is showing perfect today and would enjoy it within the next year. Serve chilled, but not too cool, at 12 C.

How it looks

Soft hay yellow with golden reflections and a grey-tinged outer rim.

How it smells

Orchard fruits galore, a medley of ripe pear, peach and nectarines. There are also lots of secondary flavours, that appeal to the spicy and savoury notions. Matchstick, candied ginger, pink grapefruit, and wet pebbles.

How it tastes

A perfect vintage resulted in the best conditions for the Pinot Gris vineyard, and the winery noted that the representation of the grape is showcased strongly with varietally on-point flavours! In contrast to Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris exhibits riper, fleshier flavours from stone fruits, like peach and nectarine. You can also expect light notes of ginger and some citrus zest, and it will also have a heavier weight on your palate compared to crisp and zingy counter-part in northern Italy.

Recommended food pairing

We usually would pair Pinot Gris with almost anything you would match with a Chardonnay. Think roast chicken, creamy pasta dishes, poached halibut or even pork tenderloin.

2016Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Pinot Gris

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