Pinot Gris 2015

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 13.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2021

Sourced from premium grape growing regions in Victoria, this wine shows a slightly blush colour due to the juice having extended contact with the grape skins. This has produced a complex, textural and slightly savoury Pinot Gris with aromatic nuances of pears, lychees and exotic spice. Hints of spicy pear and red apple appear on the palate.

Viticulturist Notes

The fruit for the MWC Pinot Gris was sourced from the hills of the cool climate Strathbogie Ranges.  This region has warm sunny days and cool evening temperatures which are perfect for the growing of good quality Pinot Gris.  The grapes were harvested during the cool of night to maintain fruit freshness and gently pressed to minimise phenolic characters. 

Wine Harvest Notes

Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario.  In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season.  Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality.

Food Recommendations:

Chilli squid and freshly shucked oysters or pan fried salmon with warm chilli lime sauce.