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Vinteloper McLaren Vale Pinot Gris

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Curious name isn’t it? It’s the result of joining the words Vintner and elope together, to make a new word that roughly translates to ‘your wine escape’. Winemaker David Bowley is a shrewd operator who runs everything from the marketing to the picking, to the bottling of his very passionate project. The wines speak for themselves, very pure expressions of vineyard sites with a minimal input from the winemaker. This McLaren Vale Gris shows apple, pear and spice before a mineral laden palate that ends slightly spicy. A character-filled wine that unquestionably suits food, including fish or pork dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

With a lean straw colour, Pinot Gris clearly demonstrates its youth. The bouquet is fragrant with complex aromas of pears, spice, green apple and a hint of earthy mushrooms. The palate expresses a linear minerality underneath the complexity displayed on the nose and finishes with a delicate spice. This is an exceptional food wine...

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A decidedly mealy, biscuity style of gris that has plenty of lees derived aromas, yeasty and mealy, some poached pear fruit below. The palate continues the theme, marrying winemaking texture with crisp cool-climate acidity amid pear and poached apple fruit flavours.
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