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2017 Ocean Eight Pinot Gris

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of the country's most popular premium Pinot Gris from a Mornington Peninsula favourite.

$29.00

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Very good.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Ocean Eight's Mike Aylward was one of the pioneers of a more 'serious' style of Pinot Gris in Australia.

This wine is picked first and foremost with acidity in mind. With acid providing a scaffolding to the wine, Mike is able to build texture through time on lees and time in barrel to create a fuller-bodied, more complex style of Gris.

It's not an overly unctuous style, but there's plenty of flavour that takes a hold of you.

This is a class act and one of the many reasons that most consider Mornington Peninsula the epicentre of great Pinot Gris in Australia.

Winemaker Mike Aylward
Additional Info

From The Producer

A cool spring saw lower fruit set than is typical. The summer of 2017 and the autumn harvest behaved with moderation and consistency, producing a steady ripening season that saw most fruit harvested by the end of March.

The lower than average crop harvested meant that 100% of the Ocean Eight Pinot gris was fermented and matured in French oak in 2017.

2017 Pinot gris is a lovely display of the Ocean Eight style, lean, bright & tight with acid at the finish. The palate shows balance between some fresh citrus intensity of tangerines and some ripe pears. A little ginger from the extended time on yeast lees complements the fruit nicely. Crisp acid finish is in evidence, and with time the wine should develop some oily texture associated with barrel made Pinot Gris.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Pressed directly into old (7+yo) barriques, where it's fermented wild. It crackles with spice, is aflame with stone fruit flavour, and carries exotic notes of musk and lychee. Very good." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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