Empirica by Castelli Estate 2018 Fiore Del Campo

Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Fiore Del CampoPulled pork bao buns and a Pinot Gris + Riesling + Gewurtztraminer white blend, what’s not to like about that combo.

I didn’t realise how easy and quick bao buns are to make at home, I think I’ll be making these more often plus this bottle of Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Fiore Del Campo made an excellent accompaniment and likewise so did the spicy potato pizza we enjoyed with the other half of the bottle for dinner. Continue reading

Blue Gables Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Gris

When we visited the Blue Gables Vineyard cellar door earlier this year they were sold out of this sparkling wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes – I was guttered as I really wanted to try it!

Blue Gables Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot GrisRecently I came across a bottle of it at The Hunting Ground in Sale for $40 and I couldn’t resist. I have to admit, I thought the $40 price tag was a bit steep initially, however, after trying it, I’ll definitely be buying it again! Continue reading

Logan Wines Clementine Blushing Minnie Pinots 2018

Introducing the 2018 Clementine Blushing Minnie Pinots from Logan Wines. This juicy red wine is a blend of whole bunch fermented Pinot Noir (70%), Pinot Gris fermented on skins (20%) and Pinot Meunier (10%).

Logan Wines Clementine Blushing Minnie Pinots 2018I have already posted my tasting notes for the other two wines in this lively Clementine trio of premium cool climate wines named after the winemaker’s daughter, Clementine ‘Minnie’ Logan (Logan Wines Clementine Pinot Gris 2018Logan Wines Clementine de la Mer 2018). All bottles are $25 and can be purchased on premise, at select independent retailers and via www.loganwines.com.au Continue reading

Logan Wines Clementine Pinot Gris 2018

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”

Logan Wines Clementine Pinot Gris 2018

The range is named after Clementine Minnie Logan, winemaker Peter Logan’s daughter. Continue reading

Tahbilk 2018 Pinot Gris

Tahbilk 2018 Pinot GrisPinot Gris is extremely popular in NZ compared to Aussie I’ve noticed. If you compare the PG section in an NZ supermarket (oh the normality of getting vino and food in the one shop) to an Aussie one, the latter is well smaller.

Personally I love a good Pinot Gris and there are some stunning Australian made ones. It is a white wine grape however the fruit is a greyish-pink colour which is why ‘Gris’ translates to ‘Grey’.

Did you know… Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety? The different names refer to the different styles of wine this grape variety can be crafted into. Google it for more info.

This Tahbilk Winery 2018 Pinot Gris from Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria (read more about the wineries of Victoria here) has just been released. It’s the second vintage of this wine and is drinking very well. Tahbilk expect it to be enjoyed from now until 2021. Here’s what I thought..
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