Pinot Gris 2016 – Black Market Deal #35330
- Adelaide Hills
I’m not sure what I like more - the delicious and perfectly-aged wine, or its stunning label. Both are a knock-out! It’s from the cool Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, but made by a McLaren producer who is wise to source this fruit from the cool Hills. It’s full of green apples, brown pears and floral notes, with a layered and luscious palate. There’s a spiciness that I’d say has developed in the bottle. If you are into a gris that has a bit more weight and texture, and would pair very well with white meats and cheese - this may be the wine for you.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Adelaide Hills
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Pinot Gris
- Serving Temp.
Don't kid yourselves, the Adelaide Hills are bigger and much more diverse than they seem. It stretches over 80km from the Barossa Valley in the North to McLaren Vale in the South. The area is so variable that small pockets such as Piccadilly and Longwood can only ripen marginal such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, whereas other specific areas are perfect for peppery Shiraz and ballsy Cabernet. A healthy mix of experienced hands and young hipsters ensure the region stays at the cutting edge of the industry. Natural wines, and new European varieties including Nebbiolo and Gruner Veltliner are some of the more recent highlights to keep an eye out for.