A few days ago I introduced the Logan Wines Clementine de la mer and today I’m introducing the next wine in the Clementine trio from Orange, NSW.
Like its namesake, the 2018 Clementine Pinot Gris is a wonderful mix of sweetness and spice and all things nice”
The range is named after Clementine Minnie Logan, winemaker Peter Logan’s daughter.
You’ll notice this Pinot Gris isn’t the typical colour of all the other PGs on the shop shelves. This is because it undergoes what’s called ‘skin fermentation’. This is when the grapes are crushed and then instead of removing the skins straight away, the skins are left with the juice to ferment. If you ever go to a vineyard that’s growing Pinot Gris and it’s around harvest time, ask to take a look at their PG grapes – you’ll notice they’re a greyish, pinky-brown type of colour. Or Google it.
In the glass this skin contact Pinot Gris has a wonderful amber hue with notes of oranges, rose petals and spice rising from the glass. While in the mouth it’s full of crunchy apples, a hint of toffee, tangy citrus and a dry baking-spice finish. Yum!
A big thanks to Carpenter Consulting for sending this moreish sample over.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine