2019 Scout Wines Pinot Gris
The Italians would call this a ramato style of Pinot Gris, meaning it has a light copper hue from a short period of skin contact. Just enough to give some flavour and a lick of texture. Because no skin contact makes Pinot Gris a dull wine.
This is part of an interesting project split between South Australian and New Zealand’s south. Lovers Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane aim to release wines from both countries that are high in drinkability and low in artifice.
Blended from a portion of Pinot Gris fermented on spent Chardonnay lees, with the other portion given 10 days of skin contact, this tastes of pear and apple and has a good line of acidity. Vineyards are farmed organically. Good times.