McPherson La Vue Victorian Pinot Gris 2017*
95 POINT RATED GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT VICTORIAN WINE SHOW
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 0 out of 5 stars.
- GOLD MEDAL AND 95 POINT RATED VICTORIAN WINE SHOW
- AWARD WINNER ROYAL HOBART
- HIGHLY RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- PRODUCED BY MCPHERSONS ESTABLISHED 1968
Sourced from premium grape growing regions in Victoria, this wine shows a slight blush colour due to the juice having extended contact with the skins. This has produced a complex, textural and slightly savoury Pinot Gris with aromatic nuances of pears, lychees and exotic spice. Hints of spicy pear and red apple appear on the palate.
Victorian Wine Show 2017
With the 95 Points at the Victorian Wine Show, the La Vue Pinot Gris Pinot Gris outpointed the following
Terindah Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017 ($32)
Jack Rabbit Vineyard Pinot Grigio 2017 ($28)
Trofeo Estate Pinot Gris 2015 ($28)
Highly Rated James Halliday Wine Companion
Gently sweet pear and peach fruit up front, then grows its presence on the finish to give it a life.
Gold Medal Winner
Victorian Wine Show 2017
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2018
The fruit for the La Vue Pinot Gris was sourced from the Goulburn Valley and the Victorian side of the Murray River. Warm sunny days and cool evening temperatures in the Goulburn Valley are perfect for the growing of good quality Pinot Gris and the blending of the different growing areas adds interesting complexity and layers to the wine. The wine was fermented in various parcels, with a small portion receiving light oak treatment, with extended lees contact to build structure yet retain good fruit balance. As Pinot Gris is naturally a red wine grape, we have allowed the wine to retain its natural colour during the winemaking process, resulting in a fuller bodied wine with a lovely aromatic profile.
Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
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|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for 1-3 years|
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