2021 Mercer Pinot Grigio

Hilltops, NSW

A fresh and vibrant Hunter Pinot Grigio that will leave you begging for more



This is so lovely, and kind of textbook in terms of how best to make a non skin-contact Grigio. Recommended.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Mercer Pinot Grigio features what you know and love fropm the grape, but with some added complexity.

Pear and blossom announce themselves first up, and there's some delicious nuttiness and creamy, baked-goods characters that follow. This isn't your typical light and forgettable Pinot Grigio, as there's a bit of palate weight to it, while the acidity maintains the freshness and the slight nuttiness and powdery texture give it a nice savoury edge on the finish.

While you might usually enjoy a Pinot Grigio in the warmer months, this is a delightful wine to crack open with a pizza on a Friday night.

About Mercer Wines

Hunter Valley native Aaron Mercer has been involved in the wine game for over 20 years, starting from the very bottom, scrubbing tanks.

While he has experience across the globe, he’s made a name for himself in Australia through his previous role at organic pioneers, Tamburlaine.

Now back in the Hunter, Aaron sources sustainably grown fruit from across NSW for his wines.

This is an exciting new project, part of a new wave of NSW producers doing things their own way. With a great range of wines, it a label to keep your eyes on.

Winemaker Aaron Mercer
Winemaker Aaron Mercer
Hunter Valley NSW
Additional Info

From the Producer

A voguish approach to a classic style, this Grigio celebrates fresh fruit from vines in the Hilltops of NSW. It differs from the traditional style by adding weight through no early sulphur, time with yeast lees and a period in barrel.

Pure, yet textured. Enjoy this fine and focussed drop showcasing white flowers, creamy almond nougat and acid crunch. A welcome addition to Summer barbecues with friends.

Blend : Pinot Grigio (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barrel tasting at the winery.
Barrel tasting at the winery.
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Hopefully we will eventually get something of a summer here in NSW, and if and when that happens, this will be a nice wine to enjoy in the sunshine with friends. I don’t have any of those, though I have plenty of wine. "Floral, green pear, almonds and a smattering of sweet herb. It’s fleshy and gently waxy in texture, but fresh too, with a fine powdery texture, more of that lovely Italianate almond flavour and subtle bitterness, and a fresh finish of excellent length. This is so lovely, and kind of textbook in terms of how best to make a non skin-contact Grigio. Recommended." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


"No need for pearl clutching here, Aaron has kept the colouring inside the lines, but definitely with vibrant colours. Usual suspects of fresh pear and honeysuckle/blossom are given a fine stablemate of nutty, creamy almond croissant inner. The two speed palate sees creamy weight and cool climate acidity in parallel and balance. Freshness abounds the entire length." Regan Drew (vinonotebook)


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