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Colour: Medium straw green with a subtle ‘grey’ tint.
Nose: Pear and lemon curd and a zingy citrus oil note. Hints of brioche and malt add interest.
Palate: Riper, fig, lemon with good length, moderate phenolic, savoury contribution and good acidity. Nice length and persistence.
Potential: Drink now but short term cellaring will add further complexity and varietal definition and it will develop richer ‘gris’ nuances.
Foods: Try with Oysters, sashimi or Thai beef salad. This wine seems to have an affinity for spice and chilli so try with your favourite Chinese, Thai or Mexican food.
Technical: Bottled September, 2018 under screw cap, Alcohol 13.0%, pH 3.17 TA 5.6, RS 5g/L
Vintage: 2018 season was exceptionally dry with a good hangtime and low influence from weather.
Blackbilly wine is produced using the famous vineyards of McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula known for wines of richness and diversity. Using modern winemaking and traditional winemaking techniques in our winery, we craft wines of exceptional value and flavour for drinking and enjoyment.
Pinot Gris (synonym: Pinot Grigio) is an emerging variety in Australia but is famous in other regions of the world (France & Italy). This variety’s name comes from the fact that the grapes berries have a ‘grey’ colour to them which allows a range of styles to be produced from dry crisp whites to full, rich textured styles.
This vintage of Blackbilly Pinot Gris is from the Adelaide Hills region and is made in a crisp, slightly off dry style that is varietal but with texture that develops with bottle age. It is intended to be drunk as a young wine, served chilled with seafood or as an aperitif. A versatile style.