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2017 Ottelia Pinot Gris

Mount Gambier

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Our Price: $18.99 / bottle (RRP: $22.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

Wicked, nifty and spice-drenched Pinot Gris that is an extraordinary value wine. This Gris has been a staple of the by-the-glass wine list at the likes of Attica restaurant and Rockpool in Sydney.

  • If you had an inclination to blink recently, you may have missed out on the rise of Melissa and John Innes brilliant Ottelia wines. The 2017 Riesling, at a humbly priced $22 a bottle scored an incredible 98 points from James Halliday, and caused bit of a storm when we sold out in a matter of 90 minutes. So if you missed out, our deepest apologies...

    But, despair not, as we have just landed their equally as good (actually maybe even more so) Pinot Gris, and its a ripper. We tasted this wine side by side with the Riesling, and you know what, the Pinot Gris was just a notch better. Poured by the glass at Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, and formerly at Rockpool in Sydney, this is a killer example of the richer, textural style of Gris and has a great all-encompassing mouthfeel. It's got the pear and apple strudel spice thing going on, but with a firm, zingy fresh kick of acidity on the back-end. 


    The 2017 Pinot Gris is a blend of fruit from the Zanello family in Robe (75%) and the Ellis family in Mount Gambier (25%). The regions of Robe and Mount Gambier are both within the Limestone Coast. The combination of fruit from these vineyards and regions has allowed us to assemble a wine
    with excellent structure and appeal. Mount Gambier and Robe are perched on the Southern Ocean and have typically cool to moderate day and night temperatures, ideal for the flavour, structure and textural development of this delicate variety. The 2017 growing season saw a mild summer with cool ripening conditions, similar to the 2016 growing season and proved close to
    ideal for Pinot Gris. The fruit from Robe was harvested first, followed by the Mount Gambier fruit over the following weeks.

    Alcohol - 12.6%


    Aromas of fresh green apples and nashi pear with lemon zest and hints of
    herbal aniseed. Apple and citrus flavours with a silky, textural, mid palate balanced by fresh acidity and spice elements.


    'Dried herb aromas, shy and subtle, with traces of pot-pourri and almond, then a crisp, dry palate with a nicely refined texture and lingering finish. There is a touch of richness in the finish, and better intensity than most Aussie gris. The aftertaste is cleansing and refreshing. A very more-ish gris. (From vineyards at Robe and Mt Gambier)'
    4.5 Stars - Huon Hooke

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