Pacha Mama Pinot Gris 2022


A little more time maturing, longer hangtime on the vines for richer flavours which are more in the stonefruit spectrum and a stint in oak all provide points of difference between this and the team’s Grigio. Lots to like here and the extra complexity does lift it to another level. The fruit is also from the King and Alpine Valleys in northeast Victoria with 60% fermented in old French oak barrels, and then left to mature for a further three months. A shining lemon/yellow, this is taut, tight and concentrated with nashi pear notes, a lovely smoky touch, dry herbs, spices, a hint of citrus and stonefruits, with a minerally backing. An alluring texture, supple, and with a good lingering finish this is nicely balanced and will impress over the next couple of years.