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Foxeys Hangout Pinot Gris

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Cracka Review

This charming little pinot gris from Foxey's is at the richer end of the scale, and slightly off-dry in style. There's nashi pears, almonds and florals on the nose that makes for appealing sniffing, whilst the palate is medium-bodied and creamy textured, with bright citrusy acidity, and a smooth, relatively dry finish. Break out the spring rolls!

Winemaker's Notes

Minerals and floral things on the nose, rose petals, very pretty with a long, focused line of acidity shaping the palate.

Pinot gris is made to go with food. Not a noble variety but it tops many other wines because of its ability to partner a wide range of dishes. Seafood, spicy food, Thai curries, white meats, roast chicken. (Chardonnay might be better with the roast chicken, but this gris will still do a good job.)

We like to drink gris young, that is, say, within three years of its vintage date. It will develop gracefully for many years but we prefer it fresh, delicate and pretty.

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Foxeys Hangout Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Light and crisp style with savoury and primary fruits combining well on both nose and palate.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Crisp and clean, with no reduction; some pear/pear skin flavours; good acidity lengthens the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Mainstream pinot gris; faint pear and apple, alcohol the principal driver, giving the impression of a touch of sweetness.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Very fresh and crisp; bone-dry apple and mineral; more to Grigio in style; attractive squeaky acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Made from very late-harvested grapes; relatively delicate, sweet, fresh fruit with overtones of spice and honey works quite well.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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