Pipers Brook Vineyard Pinot Gris 2001

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Australia

Item No. 56830
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

This wine shows delicate beige gold, the beige coming from a small amount of pigment from this grape which colours to a purple-grey at full maturity on the vine. Like the gewurztraminer, it has a big, full palate with tropical fruit, musk, apple and guava. At this stage it is quite perfumed, but in the minerally/fruity spectrum that makes pinot gris so hard to describe. The palate is long, clean and dry and in terms of palate structure, pinot gris sits like the chardonnay of Alsace. This appears to be a very good vintage and will repay with three to four years cellar age.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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