This is a dry style of pinot gris that has seen a touch of very subtle oak. Smells of pears, white florals, almonds and slight savoury funk waft out of the glass, meanwhile the palate is lighter-bodied and quite ginger spiced, with a creamy mouthfeel, fresh but gentle acidity, and a dry, soft finish that will have you reaching for another glass. Awesome with seafood, and good value.
Appearance: Straw yellow with a faint rose pink hue.
Nose: Fragrantly if not floral nose of honeysuckle, spice, with a lift of marzipan and struck match.
Palate: Full, smooth palate of fleshy nashi pear and stone fruit, tinges of light spice and an underlying slate like complexity. The mid palate is unctuously textural with a nougat creaminess and richness, derived from lees stirring complimented by the tiniest hint of toasty character from barrel ferment. The balanced, mineral acidity provides structure and leads to a dry, firm finish.
Food: Freshly shucked oysters on the beach to start, followed by Thai fish cakes and fresh mussels in a pot with white wine, garlic, chilli and coriander.