2021 Little Frances Pinot Gris

Lush, fragrant and wonderfully textural. This is Organic Pinot Gris for all you hedonists out there.

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Erin Pooley makes this wine from an organic parcel in Glenrowan, between King Valley and Strathbogie Ranges.

High Country Victoria, with its long warm days and cool nights, gives fruit plenty of time on the vine and the resulting wines are blessed with deep flavour concentration and vibrant acidity. Little Frances Pinot Gris is no exception.

Luscious and heady this is definitely a 'Gris' with notes of ginger and musk intertwined with pear and stone fruit.

Erin says "the aim for Little Frances is a pursuit of deliciousness and hedonistic pleasure". Well in that case... mission accomplished!

Organically grown at Yin Barun Vineyard just outside Benalla in North East Victoria.

Maximum flavour and a blushing orange hue, achieved through deliberate juice maceration with skins before pressing to tank. The natural fermentation was very slow, and provided ample opportunity for building texture with plenty of lees contact.

This wine is undoubtedly a pleasure to share, but also, not half bad consumed in isolation.

92 Points - "Brown pear, almond and sea spray. It's juicy with pear and fresh apricot, saline with an almond gloss, some powdery texture, balanced acidity, quite lively, but with an umami-laced finish of good length and a dash of ginger. Very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Little Frances

Little Frances was established in 2012 by Aussie ex-pat Erin Frances Pooley, who set out to make the wines she loves to drink from Californian grapes.

Enamoured with the nuance and intrigue of aged white wine (and missing Hunter Valley Semillon from home), Erin started Little Frances in 2012 with just 200 cases of Semillon from a high altitude vineyard in Northern California, farmed by the 3rd generation growers.

Her range has grown to include more whites, in the form of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon/Semillon blends and a terrific Merlot that we fell in love with. The wines are made with a soft touch - purity and site expression being the focuses of her approach.

Winemaker Erin Pooley - California, USA Little Frances

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