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2016 Yabby Lake Pinot Gris

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Cracka Review

This Pinot Gris from Yabby Lake is no wallflower. It stands out from the crowd for its honeyed pears, florals and toasted almond aromas, whilst the palate is bright and sweetly fruited, with zippy acidity and a savoury, dry finish. Would match perfectly with a range of foods like seafood, tomato-based pasta dishes, or a nice aged cheddar.

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaking: The fruit was handpicked on the 16th of February & whole bunch pressed. The juice was then cold settled & wild fermented with 50% in stainless steel and 50% in old French puncheons (500L). Bottled in August 2016.

Tasting note: The wine is refined and fresh, with bright fruit aromas and a lovely floral lift. Beautifully textured palate, delicious depth of fruit – with nashi pear and subtle spice. Seamless and refreshing, the wine finishes long and fine.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2016 Yabby Lake Pinot Gris

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Estate-grown (Block 2), hand-picked and whole-bunch-pressed, then some barrel ferment transforms the usual banal nature of the wine; the vintage has played a role in this, but so have astute winemaking choices to invest the wine with structure, leaving the varietal fruit to express itself.
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Not only a single vineyard, but a single block, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed and partially barrel-fermented. The process has added perfume and spice, but not cluttered the mouthfeel, which is like liquid silk, pear and apple the foremost flavours.
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Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale quartz; not only a single vineyard, but a single block; whole bunch-pressed, the wine undergoes some barrel fermentation and gentle lees stirring to gain mouthfeel and complexity. That complexity is evident the moment you take the wine into your mouth, with a veritable chorus of flavours enhanced by the texture. Up among the very best Pinot Gris.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A savoury and somewhat austere pinot gris that has lithe and juicy acidity driving greener-edged melon and pear, some apple too, plenty of cashewy, savoury, yeasty stuff here too. The palate s plate-like, crisp and crunchy and finishes with pear and musk.
Good Wine Guide 2013
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Well made, and has more texture than many; likewise has grainy pear and varietal fruit; but it's a very ambitious price.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

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