Stockman’s Ridge Rider Pinot Gris 2023

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Fruit here is from a young (planted 2012) vineyard in the Orange region, but a highly regarded one, being one of the finalists from NSW in the Young Guns of Wine awards. Fermentation is partially in stainless steel, the pressings were fermented with natural yeasts and part of the free run juice went straight to French oak. A pale yellow, the nose offers classic nashi pear notes and hints of green apples. A crisp style, with appealing freshness and a lingering finish. There is some upfront bite here. Good stuff. Enjoy over the next two to three years.