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2016 Redbank The Long Paddock Pinot Gris

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In the old days drovers would drive their stock through the long paddock extending from one end of this country to the other, and leaving them with a thirst that could kill a horse - if only they'd had a glass of Long Paddock Pinot Gris to soothe their fire.

Made predominantly from King Valley fruit, this vibrant wine, made from a native Italian grape, shows some exotic spiced pears and stone fruits with citrus complexity. The palate is succulent and textured with sweet fruit and lip-smacking acidity. A perfect wine for sharing with mates that is highly approachable and food-friendly. Vino bellissimo!

Winemaker's Notes

It’s the gentle warming of Spring which brings dreams of a bumper crop. Family and neighbours can relax a little and come together to share the spoils of their labour over a long lunch. Their stories of hope for the future filling the air. Here’s to the good times. The wines of the Long Paddock are generous and made to share with good friends.

The grapes for this wine are sourced from the King Valley, where high altitude and cool summers are ideal conditions for producing aromatic white varieties.

Aromas of juicy Pink Lady apples and pear skin with underlying hints of musk and spicy florals. Flavours of fresh Corella pear and red apples provide an appealing fruit generosity in the mid palate which is balanced by an underlying fresh pink grapefruit acidity. The finish is crisp and refreshing. Best drinking now to maintain its fresh appeal. Serve with your choice of prawn pad Thai, char-grilled pork patties with Vietnamese herbs or veggie noodles with curried coconut sauce.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2016 Redbank The Long Paddock Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Quite Alsatian-like and smelling of spicy poached pears with excellent intensity of flavour. Palate has texture and balance, with a mineral acid line.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Sourced from the cool King Valley, this is a restrained pinot grigio with savoury characters, good weight and lively acidity that grips
Quaff 2010 2009

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