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2018 Airlie Bank Gris Fermented on Skins

2018 Airlie Bank Gris Fermented on Skins

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Airlie Bank
Vintage
2018
Grape Variety
Pinot Gris
Region
Yarra Valley
Alcohol (%)
12
Purchase Price ($)
22
Wine Rating
94
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Sample

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2018 Airlie Bank Gris Fermented on Skins
Wine Rating 
 
94

Gris fermented on skins; it sounds like a dish from Heston Blumenthal but this is a stylish, crunchy, yet generous spring release from Punt Road. If I close my eyes I think of cab franc, which is a good thing !

Two parcels of fruit were fermented separately with 50% whole bunch and the other 50% fermented as whole berries. The wine was pressed to old French oak hogsheads for 3 months prior to racking and bottling without fining or stabilisation.

There is a sweetness from time on skins and whole bunch that gives a savoury edge to pear tinged with red apple and wild strawberry. Moreish is an understatement on a warm day, good luck finding something better for $20.

Back up the truck for summer.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2018 - 2019
Date Reviewed
11 06, 2018