MadFish Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris, or Pinot Grigio, is one of the traditional grape varieties grown in the Alsatian region of France and the north east of Italy. Pinot Gris is ever-increasing in popularity and plantings in the cooler, wine-producing areas of Australia.
When grown outside of Europe, 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 / brassy colour.
Lemon in colour, the 2021 MadFish Pinot Gris boasts aromas of pear drop, lemon grass and honeysuckle. The palate reveals flavours of rock melon, almond meal, and steely minerality. The texture is silky and supple, the acidity lively. The finish is dry and crisp with a lasting grapefruit and lime note.
Drink alongside Thai fish cakes with coriander and chilli dipping sauce.
Enjoy now or over the next 2 to 3 years.