Named after the sweet, juicy pear variety, this Pinot Gris delivers a bundle of refined fruit flavour accompanied by soft textural structure.
Initial aromas of green pear, freshly-cut apple and pink grapefruit are restrained and elegant. An initial sip welcomes pear and grapefruit flavour dominance, but a second look displays some more wet stone flavour and highlights the mouthfeel, which is textural and nicely structured. The wine is well-balanced and finishes softly.
Awards and Accolades
2016 Vintage: 94 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "This has more flavour and attitude than most of its peers, and has a veritable rainbow of fruit flavours ranging well into tropical fruits, pink grapefruit helping corral the fruits with its acidity."
2014 Vintage: 92 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Musk sticks, nectarine, pear, spice and that. Juicy flavour, well balanced and well delivered, almost smooth with a little almond in the mix, bright acidity, fresh faced yet flavoursome, with a spicy grapefruit tinged finish. Really good!"
From the Winery
The Adelaide Hills region has proven to be well suited to growing Pinot Gris successfully and this16th release of the Pike & Joyce version once again underlines the suitability of this variety to our site at Lenswood. It is still one of the best white wines to pair up with spicy Asian food. Drink now and the next 3-5 years.e season.
Don't Pay: $28.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Neil Pike
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 12 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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