|Prentice Pinot Gris
Prentice Ramato Pinot Gris 2010 (King Valley, Vic)
13.5%, Screwcap, $24
This was one of the highlights of a recent dinner with Mr Prentice (Neil) himself, an interesting character with similarly intriguing wines. I’ll write up the rest of the notes soon enough, but this is worth talking about now.
Produced with the benefit of a little skin contact, this has to got be one of the more exciting Australian Pinot Gris I’ve seen in a while. The sexy pink/orange hue just adds to the appeal.
What is perhaps the most alluring thing about it is the nose though. Musk sticks, Wizz Fizz, rose water and a little nectarine. It’s like a little floral pot of delight. The palate isn’t quite as exciting as the nose, but it does show plenty of rich and full red apple flavours with some lovely roundness, before a slight mid palate dip, then finishing with a tight phenolic bite (thanks to the skin contact) and crisp acidity. Intriguing Pinot Gris this and more than a little bit sensual. 18/93