Joseph Chromy has made an elegant and refined Gris. It smells of pairs and floral notes. Therefore it somewhat resembles an Italian style. The palate has great balance, there is nice fruit weight, and good acidity to keep it clean. Well made and enjoyable. I would think shellfish would be the best match.
Joseph Chromy has had a hand in some iconic Tasmania wineries: Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. Now, he is in charge of a 61-hectare vineyard just South of Launceston in Northern Tasmania. The Joseph Chromy label is Estate-grown, Estate-made and Estate-bottled wines.
The beautiful island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers has helped lift the status of the whole island. Interestingly, despite obvious difference, there is only the one GI in Tassie.
Gris and Grigio are in fact the same variety and both names mean grey in French and Italian respectively. Which is somewhat deceptive because the grapes can be almost blue when ripe. The great wines of Alsace and North-Eastern Italy are often made from this variety. It is being widely adopted around the world too. AKA Grauburgunder.