Oakridge Over The Shoulder Pinot Grigio, Yarra Valley 2014 $22
This has a slightly copper-tinged, full yellow hue, and hints of roast hazelnut point to barrel fermentation, which adds complexity and opulence. A superb grigio, rich and ripe, forward and soft, with a dry finish and balanced acidity. A benchmark for the variety. (12 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Best within four years.
Food idea: Stuffed zucchini flowers.
Stockists: Dan Murphy’s, Sydney and Melbourne.
Ranked #1 of 35 2014 Pinot Grigio tasted from Australia