By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News
The Wingara Wine Group has released the first white wine in its La La Land range, a 2015 Pinot Gris.
The La La Land Pinot Gris was one of the first wines crafted by winemaker Frank Newman when he joined Wingara in 2015.
Newman brought with him a wealth of winemaking experience, following roles as senior white, then red winemaker at Penfolds, where he worked alongside Max Schubert in the creation of Grange. Newman was also chief winemaker and production manager at Angoves for more than a decade.
The 2015 Pinot Gris complements the existing range of La La Land wines including a Malbec and Tempranillo, which have concurrently released 2015 vintages.
All of the La La Land wines contain 100 per cent Murray Darling fruit and are distributed nationally by Red+White at RRP $16.
La La Land Pinot Gris 2015: This 100 per cent Pinot Gris was fermented in stainless steel with selected aromatic yeast to emphasise its rich fruit. Little intervention necessary. Light and fresh, crunchy nashi pear, white peach and hints of zingy, refreshing lemon and lime. Dry and textural. Will cellar for a couple of years. Pairs well with sushi, fish tacos and butter chicken. ABV 13.5 per cent.