2017 MadFish Pinot Gris
One of the key grape varieties in both France’s Alsace region and Northern Italy (as Grigio), Pinot Gris is ever-increasing in popularity and plantings in the cooler areas of wine-producing Australia. When grown in non-European territories, the labelling choice between Gris and Grigio is really stylistic – Gris suggesting a white wine of reasonable body and structure, and spicy, floral aromatics; Grigio, a leaner, lighter drink, with crisp acidity.
Both Gris and Grigio mean grey – the name referring to the grey/pink bloom of the grape variety’s skin. If the winemaker chooses to ferment with some skin contact, the final wine may have an attractive pinky blush to its colour.
The MadFish Pinot Gris is light straw in colour, the aromas are varietal classic, showing pear and apple, and a hint of ginger spice. A salad of orchard fruits present on the palate, with notes of dried apricots, cloves, and gentle acidity.
A lively, fresh wine, with ample fruit flavours, subtle minerality, and generous length. Enjoy this wine while it’s young and fresh.
Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Style: Medium Dry White
Brand Name: MadFish
Bottle Size: 750ml
Pack Size: 12 bottles
Region: Western Australia
Food Match: Pairs beautifully with duck liver parfait, charcuterie in general, or Moroccan-spiced tagines.
BOTTLE PRICE: $17.00