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Marley Farm

Marley Farm
2018 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Marley Farm
2018 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of lemon shortbread, ripe melon, and orange blossom with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length lime and freesia finish with no oak flavor. An aromatic and cheerful pinot gris that will be a well-received aperitif.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon shortbread, ripe melon, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: lime and freesia
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Marcona Almonds, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An aromatic and cheerful pinot gris that will be a well-received aperitif.

The Producer

Elysian Springs Pty Ltd.

The Producer
2918 Eden Valley Road
Mount Pleasant, SA
Australia
61 -412504010

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.