Pale straw coloured in the glass, Oxford Landing's Pinot Grigio offers a nose of fragrant apple skin, poached pear and cinnamon spice aromas. The palate is medium bodied, and continues to offer rounded pear and cinnamon flavours. Soft and easy going, this is an ideal pairing for your next seafood barbeque.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: Special Value - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "Apple and melon with some zesty, citrussy notes. Has just enough spark."
2014 Vintage: Huon Hooke "The colour is pale and the bouquet intense and spicy, more gris than grigio perhaps, and almost viognier-like in its spicy stonefruit aromas. It’s light-bodied, soft and rounded, although the aftertaste is generous and weighty."
From the Winery
This wine is made with 100% natural (or wild) fermentation. These Pinot Grigio grapes, and the indigenous yeast that transformed them into wine, have created layers of flavour and richness. After fermentation the wine was left on yeast lees for three months and stirred every week to imbue a complexity and creaminess to the wine, and a richness to the palate.
Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the Oxford Landing vineyard produces grapes perfect for fresh and varietal wines. The Pinot Grigio is grown on a range of red sandy soils over limestone. Carefully controlled irrigation of these individual sites promotes well-balanced canopies. The fruit ripens in dappled light allowing optimal fruit flavour to develop.
With above average temperatures during the growing season, particularly before Christmas, it was fortunate that the occasional thunderstorm delivered much needed rains and refreshed the vines. During the final stages of the ripening period through to the end of January and into March, the weather was warm and dry, allowing the grapes to ripen with an abundance of bright, fresh and crunchy flavours.
Don't Pay: $15.00
WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Andy La Nauze
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
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