Pinot 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.
It’s made from the Grenache (60%) and Mourvèdre (40%) grape varieties and comes from the Tahbilk vineyards in Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria (read more about the wineries of Victoria). 2018 was considered a very good vintage and Tahbilk have predicted it as a great year for their reds. Continue reading →
Hello, new release Tahbilk Winery 2018 Marsanne from Nagambie Lakes in Central Victoria! This Marsanne is so fresh and crisp right now and over the next 10 years, it’ll develop lovely honey and toasty characteristics. Marsanne is a white grape variety which is most commonly found in the Rhône region in France. Tahbilk was the first to plant Marsanne in Australia and has vines dating back to 1927.Continue reading →