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2016 De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Grigio

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You really can’t go wrong with the De Bortoli Windy Peak range. All wines are pretty reliable, and this Pinot Grigio is a dry, lighter-bodied style that shows some nice varietal pears and apples, with hints of musk florals and yellow citrus. The palate is easy going, bright and zippy, with pear and citrus flavours, a dusting of dried herbs, and a refreshing, lip-smacking finish. A nice early drinker that would be great with clam chowder, or even a fresh Thai salad.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Straw colour with a pale green trim.

Bouquet: Bright fruit aromatics of pear and lemon, hints of spice hay and musk.

Palate: Lively palate, good weight, textural, soft acidity, creamy finish.

Winemaking: Grapes are both whole bunch pressed as well as crushed to give a range of phenolics for complexity and texture. The juice is fermented in stainless tanks with a small portion in older French oak casks. Lees are stirred regularly until final assembling of the blend.

Cellaring: Enjoy now and will cellar well over 2 years.

Food match: These lighter style whites have a touch of zest and herbaceous characters, they match well with:
Cooked seafood - seafood pastas and salads; grilled prawns; fish and chips; scallops
Vegetables - roast pumpkin with goats cheese; stuffed capsicum; vegetarian pastas

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2016 De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Grigio

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Varietal integrity and elegance rarely come together at this price. This zesty gris of pale straw hue is defined by soft pear, grapefruit and locut character, soft texture and gently balanced acidity.
2013
Wine Taste Edition 122
89
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
True grigio, refreshing and graceful, with an air of pear blossom, lemon and crunchy pear fruit, lingering long and textural, with a mineral mouth feel.
WINE100
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
De Bortoli always seems able to conjure up that little bit extra in its Windy Peak range, and also the wines from its Riverina headquarters. This is no exception, with good length to its pear and citrus fruit.
2013
Wine Companion Dec/Jan
88
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This youthful, well-made grigio is stocked full of stone fruit aromas, very fresh, some tropicals and bright estery fragrance. The palate delivers plenty of ripe stone fruit richness and has some passionfruit pulp, smooth, soft and balanced. Great value.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Has plenty of character; pear and mineral with a touch of straw on the finish give the wine an almost Italian feel and charm; made for food
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
"Massive demand for PG this year means that there are virtually no bargains around. De Bortoli comes to the rescue with the best value PG on the market. It's got everything in the right places - fresh pear, baked cake spice and honey kept in line by taut citrus acidity."
WBM100, October 2008
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Quite aromatic; an impression of riper fruits on entry, then on the back-palate emphatic, dusty grigio characters emerge.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A seriously nice grigio, with unusually lively citrussy notes cutting through the oily flabbiness of many pinot gris; crisp and clean, good texture. Warm-fermented, lees contact.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89

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