Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio) is thought to be a white grape mutation of Pinot Noir. In fact the actual grapes on the vine are more a pinkish-grey colour on the vine rather than white.
We recently tasted this 2019 Pinot Gris sample from St Annes Winery (thank you!) here in Victoria. St Anne’s have cellar doors in Echuca, Moama, Myrniong and Lorne. This Pinot Gris retails for $20. Here are our notes:
I have no doubt one of my first drinks after meeting our little man will be a glass of Chardonnay. But for now, I’m living vicariously through Mr Spittoon’s descriptors. It’s actually really interesting to see what my descriptors of the nose compares to his notes of the palate.
We kindly received this St Annes Winery 2018 Chardonnay from Bendigo (VIC) recently to try (thank you!!). It’s aged in French oak and retails for $22.
St Anne’s Winery are based in the Perricoota wine region on the Murray River. I recently learnt that they let sheep roam in specific vineyard blocks for a more organic approach to vineyard management. By doing this the sheep help to reduce the weed load and the need for sprays. How baa-rilliant is that 😉 Continue reading →
I do love getting the decanter out. Do you decant many wines?
Decanting wine serves two main purposes, firstly to aerate the wine (to help the aromas and flavours become more prominent) and secondly to seperate out any sediment in the wine. You’ll notice sediment in aged red wines and also in some vintage ports. Continue reading →