Pears and spice

Pt Leo Estate Pinot Gris 2023, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $38

Pinot gris (French) and pinot grigio (Italian) are the same variety, separated only by language. It’s also known in Germany and Austria as grauburgunder.

Light to medium lemon yellow colour. Ripe pears and cinnamon sugar aromatics. A fuller style, more in the gris than grigio mould, with dense pear fruits, smoky cinnamon spice and a hint of caramel underneath. With all that, there’s balance brought by both tannin and acidity, ensuring it lifts and cleans the long finish. A quite delicious wine that could be enjoyed in a myriad of settings. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2028

Food: fennel seed braised pork shoulder

Stockists: Pt Leo Estate Wines

Ranked: #3 of 51 2023 Pinot Gris from Victoria

Awarded: Top Rank

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