Two different styles of pinot gris

I tasted a couple of pinot gris recently from the Mornington Peninsula and Orange wine regions.  The former region does pinot gris well, often with a fresh saline character.  And there's no reason the latter's cool climate wouldn't suit the grape either.


Montalto Estate Pinot Gris 2015
This is a chardonnay drinker's pinot gris, and has seen some serious attention in the winery.  The fruit is sourced from Montalto's Pennon Hill vineyard in Red Hill which is south facing (i.e. away from the equator in our hemisphere).  It is fermented and matured in old barrels, which gives aromatics of smoke, flint and pear.  Serious in intent, the palate is full bodied, with a saline character, together with pear and bread overtones.  $36, Good



Gartelmann Wines "Stephanie" Pinot Gris 2016
This is a first release, and a good one too.  The grapes are from the Orange region from a vineyard in the foothills of Mount Canobolas around 675 metres in altitude.  Very aromatic in the glass, there are reminders of green apples and gardenias.  The palate is medium bodied and balanced with predominant flavours of pear and ginger.  A fresh style.  $25, Good

Read more:
http://montalto.com.au
http://www.gartelmann.com.au

Source: samples
Mornington Peninsula
July 30, 2016
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