Pinot Gris continues to be a popular choice in the Australian wine scene. Five years ago, there were less that 200 tonnes of grapes produced. Today there are close to 3000 tonnes and winemakers are unable to keep up with market demand.
Hungerford Hill continues to play a lead role in Pinot Gris, this 2008 new release follows the well reputed vintages of 2006 & 2007.

In the glass this new Hungerford Hill release is a very light straw colour with a youthful green hue.  It boasts fresh aromas of citrus and pear, while the palate offers some distinct savoury characters and a crisp finish full of delicate acidity thanks to the cool climate fruit.  Unlike the French style which is richer and oilier, this Pinot Gris is crisp, fresh and savoury.

“Gris, which means grey in French, refers to the colour of the Pinot Gris grapes. Wines made from Pinot Gris often have a slight coppery hue. They have a delicately perfumed aroma with flavours ranging from fresh pear through to tropical fruits. Pinot Gris is similar to Chardonnay in that it has good palate flavour and weight. Perhaps this is not surprising considering they both have similar lineage” comments Michael Hatcher, Winemaker Hungerford Hill.

Pinot Gris is an excellent partner to food due to its good palate weight yet subtle varietal character. The fresh styles go well with oysters, shellfish, white fish and garden salads whereas the richer wines suit salmon, ocean trout and white meats.

RRP:  $25.00               

Distribution:  Available at leading liquor outlets.

For samples and images please contact – Tracey Leitch, Impressions PR
Tel: 02 9969 2042 E:

The Shout Team

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