Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Yarra Valley, Australia

$24.99
Item No. 104791
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH89
  • RP88
  • WE88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Fresh Nashi pears, apples and pickled ginger on the nose with notes of apple crumble and jasmine flowers. The palate offers crunchy texture with zingy, racy acidity, lime zest, Granny Smith apples and fresh celery hearts. Notes of crushed Kaffir lime leaves and honeydew finish with cold slate and minerals. Ideal with sashimi, freshly shucked oysters and fresh goat's curd brushetta.

Critical Acclaim

"Light straw-green; has above-average weight and palate richness, well into true gris territory, the overall balance good."
89 Points

"Comprised of around 7 different vineyards, the 2009 Pinot Gris is fermented using 50% wild yeast, mainly in tanks though 20% old oak is also used. It has subtle aromas of peaches and golden delicious apples with some capers in there and a pinch of white pepper. With a medium-full body and medium acid, this wine has a nice viscosity in the mouth and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013. "
88 Points

"Marked by modest apple and pear fruit on the nose, this a fairly richly textured but dry example of Pinot Gris. It's not the most complex winer, but it fills the mought with ripe tree fruits and a slightly warm finish. Drink now."
88 Points

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A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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