Silver Linings Pinot Gris 2015
Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Best Consumed: 2015 - 2019
This wine shows a slightly blush colour due to my decision to give the juice extended contact with the grape 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.
The fruit for the Silver Linings Pinot Gris was grown in the hills of the cool climate Strathbogie Ranges. This region has warm sunny days and cool evening temperatures which are perfect for the growing of good quality Pinot Gris. We harvested the grapes during the cool of the night to maintain fruit freshness and gently pressed to minimise phenolic
characters. I fermented the wine in various parcels, with a small portion receiving careful oak treatment and extended lees contact to build structure yet retain good fruit balance.
Wine Harvest Notes
Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality.
I love this wine with modern Asian food, seafood or lightweight pasta dishes. It also works well with grilled pork chops or roasted pork tenderloin, or on its own after a long day.