Vintage
2015
Brand
Cliff Edge
Title
Pinot Gris
Description

Lithe, mineral and textured with a fresh core of lemon, lime and pear. The pithiness builds on the palate together with the floral nuances. A complex palate with lovely juiciness and crunch.

$ 20.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 20.00 total + shipping

Viticulture

Varietal
Pinot Gris (100%)
Vintage
2015
Size
750 mL
Region
Grampians, Victoria
Growing Conditions
METHOD - Hand Harvested, whole bunched pressed | VINE AGE - 25 years | FERMENTATION METHOD - 15% barrel fermented with natural yeast and full solids, 85% tank fermented at cold temperatures | TIME IN BARREL - intermittent less stirring for two months post fermentation, then rested on less for 5 months | SKIN CONTACT TIME - nil | SOIL - Granitic sand over red clay | Harvest - March 2015

Tasting Notes

Color
White gold with green flecks.
Nose
Spiced pear, lemon, rose and subtle strawberry shortbread.
Palate
Lithe, mineral and textured with a fresh core of lemon, lime and pear. The pithiness builds on the palate together with the floral nuances. A complex palate with lovely juiciness and crunch.

Winemaking

Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Mount Langi Ghiran first planted Pinot Gris in the early 1990’s, and was amongst the first to plant this variety in Australia. Planted on a steep, east-facing slope, fruit ripens slowly and retains high levels of natural acidity – a key contributor to the freshness, vibrancy and balance of the Cliff Edge style. The 2015 Cliff Edge Pinot Gris is definitively varietal, and presents with wonderful character and complexity reflective of the Langi vineyard.

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
92
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Campbell Mattinson
Publication
Wine Front
Review
Pinot gris isn’t the Field of Dross it once was. Some of it is actually quite interesting. This saw some barrel time, or a portion of it did, but that’s not necessarily where the interest lies. This is tight and focused, textural and smoky. At $20 it’s quite seriously good buying. There’s plenty of stonefruit, nashi pear and apple-like flavour, all of which is cut by citrus and made pretty by assorted florals. There’s whisper of alcohol warmth, arguably, but the intensity of flavour, overall mouthfeel, and tautness/tension certainly set it apart.
Rating Value
94
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Ben Thomas
Publication
The Weekly Review
Review
Pinot Gris was planted at Mount Langi Ghiran 22 years ago, which would make these some of Australia’s oldest plantings. Its subtlety is striking – there’s a lot going on her but every element is playing the same harmonious tune. Floral pear, quince and spice aromas and flavours flow seamlessly with texture, balance and complexity.
Reviewer
John Fordham
Publication
The Sunday Telegraph
Review
One of the first Australian producers to plant pinot gris 20 years ago. This single-vineyard drop from Victoria's Grampians region captures the variety's trademark appeal, featuring fresh, natural citrus/pear flavours. A smidgen of oak added gentle complexity, greatly enhancing its appeal.
Vintage
2015
Brand
Cliff Edge
Title
Pinot Gris
$ 20.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 20.00 total + shipping

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