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Pike & Joyce Pinot Gris

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

When you taste this Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills you may pass on the Sauvignon Blanc of the region in favour of this cheeky aromatic white. Peach and pear dominate the nose as well as a touch of wet stone minerality. Medium bodied but expressing the fruit found on the nose before a creamy texture adds persistent length. Well-measured acidity means the wine does not appear too oily. It will keep for a couple of years but it’s drinking well now.

Winemaker's Notes

A Pinot Gris without the oiliness or fatness that is sometime associated with the variety. Drinks nicely now, but past experience suggest it will improve with a year or two’s bottle age.

Appearance: Medium to pale green.

Nose: Typically subtle notes of yellow peach/nectarine, nashi pear and nutmeg along with a little of the “river stone” minerality that the variety often expresses.

Palate: The wine is medium bodied possessing the subtle flavours of the fruits listed above and has a gentle creaminess that adds texture and length. Well balanced acidity maneuvers the wine away from finishing heavy or oily.

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