Sibling Rivalry Pinot Gris 2012
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Victoria, Australia
The Sibling Rivalry Pinot Gris has led us to Victoria's High Country and the cool climate region of King Valley. The aromas are lifted citrus, green apple, white peach and pear with spicy nuances. The palate is medium bodied with flavors of honeysuckle and pear supported by a mineral flintiness and finishing with beautiful crunchy acidity.
Australian Wine Companion - "Pale pink tinge; has more drive and interest to its palate than many other more expensive pinot gris thanks to the bright acidity on the finish that follows pear, peach and apple aromas and flavours."
Sibling Rivalry Winery
A premium addition to the Four Sisters family, the Sibling Rivalry range sources fruit from some of Victoria's most highly respected wine regions. There’s nothing like some friendly rivalry to bring out the best in a family! View all Sibling Rivalry Wines
From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their sweet, fortified stickies.
Notable FactsLots of coastline gives Victoria a cool climate, appropriate for growing grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Many new regions are discovering their growing potential – especially with these grapes. Inland is a bit warmer, and some of the best fortified wines are made here,as well as some good shiraz. Victoria also makes the most Sparking Shiraz.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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