This variety is becoming popular. Simple. Some styles are simple. Expected. Some styles are expected to be simple. Not this one.
It didn’t get off to a good start I must say. It seemed a bit, well, lazy. Yeah, that seems the appropriate word. I had to do a bit of work to lure some aromas from it but when I did it was quite aromatic and Gris specific.
No surprises when drinking this either. Pears of course, hint of spice a nice touch and dimension, and even though it sits at a very stylish 12% alcohol, there’s enough palate weight for it to sit proudly in the Gris spectrum even if it doesn’t give a normal Gris length.
This is a good wine and proved to be popular with our unexpected visitors the afternoon I opened it. They, like me, were impressed and pleasantly surprised with the price too.
Region: Adelaide Hills Price: $22 Source: Sample courtesy of Chateau Yaldara