There’s a little movement in Australia to ensure that Pinot Gris can actually be a wine people want to drink and makers want to make. There’s a few makers such as Derwent Estate, Raidis Estate and here from Franco D’Anna at Hoddles Creek Estate doing good things. Maybe you have to have the name “Estate” in your winery title.
Hoddles Creek Estate, Pinot Gris, Yarra Valley, 2017
One week for a parcel of the fruit left on skins is enough to give a lovely blush and 90% whole bunch is present with peppery stalky spice aromas. Red apple, brown pear, quince and strawberry flesh it all out. Steely with red fruit kisses of ruby grapefruit and a crisp, but not thin body. Meaty mild “twiggy stick” savoury qualities gives a unique finish. An absolute bargain.
Wine sample courtesy of Hoddles Creek Estate