Elephant In The Room 'Mid Strength' Half Pinot Gris (6pk)
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Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Grape Variety: Pinot Gris
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: The Elephant in the Room wines are proudly large in scale and expansive in flavour. Created to deliver full bodied and mouth-filling wines, Elephant in the Room gives consumers what they want- quality, flavour and something to talk about. Each wine is sourced from slow-ripening cool climate vineyards and partially matured in French Oak before final blending and bottling by Corey Ryan.
Winemaking: Picked in the cool of the morning to maintain freshness and vitality. Fermented solely in stainless steel with a short time on lees contact for additional subtle nuance and texture whilst maintaining the ultra-important flavour and freshness. A small component of the blend is cool distilled whilst another undergoes ultra-membrane filtration. With very gentle handling, these components are masterfully blending back into the original parcel of wine to arrive at a well-integrated, lighter finished ABV.
2023 Vintage: The winter and spring prior to the 2023 vintage was generally a little wetter and cooler than what is usual, delaying the start of vintage and meaning some extra care was required through the growing period. Whilst the vintage was indeed later than usual, there were some beautiful parcels of fruit that benefited from being grown in sites where the slower ripening simply enabled flavour ripeness to be achieved with character & balance.
Tasting Note: Clear, with yellow hues. On the nose you’ll find ripe varietal fruit flavours of ripe pear, white florals and citrus with green leaf and spice. A beautifully lifted and expressive wine with mouth-filling flavours that finish crisp and fresh. A wonderful all-rounder with it’s lighter alcohol becomes a brilliant luncheon wine to partner many fresh cuisines.
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