Ross Hill Pinnacle Series Pinot Gris 2022
The grapes for this fine Pinot Gris hail from high altitude vineyards in the Orange region, more specifically the Wallace Vineyard. Fermentation is in a 2/3rds to 1/3rd mix of stainless steel and French oak. The wine then spends time, an extra six months, on lees for extra complexity and to enhance the textural aspects. This is a really good example of a young Pinot Gris, enjoyable now and with more to come over the next couple of years. Pale lemon in colour, the immediate aroma is pears – crisp pears, stewed pears, spiced pears. Bright and intense, we also have notes of citrus and spices, vibrant acidity, good focus and impressive length. If Gris is your thing, this is definitely worth a go.