Raidis Estate Pinot Gris 2012 (Coonawarra, SA)
13.9%, Screwcap, $19
Look at the colour! Like rose water. I’m always intrigued about whether drinkers get confused by a tint of blush in a Pinot Gris? Or does this get sold as a very pale rose (rose is so hot right now).
As the colour suggests this is a pretty flavoursome Pinot Gris too, the edges carrying some fruit tingle candy, lowish acidity and a quite full palate. The alcohol is a bit blunt, which really needs a good chill to help it integrate, but I do like the length of this.
Definitely not an Alsatian Gris but has flavour to go. Good.
Score: 16.9/20 89/100
Would I buy it? Not quite my style of Gris but I can see the appeal.