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2015 Polperro Pinot Gris

Region:Mornington Peninsula , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Polperro / Even Keel

Quick Overview

This wine makes a bold statement about what is possible with Pinot Gris. Premium in every sense.

RRP $45.00

$45.00

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About

Winemaker Sam Coverdale is making a statement about Pinot Gris with this wine. He, like so many in Mornington Peninsula (i.e. Kathleen Quealy, Barney Flanders and the like), believes that Pinot Gris can be truly great from this region and transcend the pidgeon hole of being nothing but a fruit-driven, dry white. His Pinot Gris is made more like a Chardonnay than a classic aromatic variety. It's whole bunch pressed to barrel with oxygenation encouraged. Once in oak, he allows the juice to go through full malolactic fermentation - something which is almost unheard of with this variety. It's a bold statement, but this truly is a flagship wine from this variety. No holds barred, Sam runs at this full steam ahead and the result is remarkable, to say the least.

What it Tastes Like

Powerful aromatics of pear, golden delicious apples, nuts and spices. Little whiff of vanilla which is nice. This is a powerhouse Gris in the mouth. It's tight but big in flavour. Mouth coating layers of citrus, cashews and sweet pear juice flow strong through the wine. It's ambitious and impressive. Epic length. And Sam has nailled it.

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