I have to admit I was smitten at first sniff. The wafts of ripe pear, sweet spices like nutmeg, floral notes, pepper and much more. The palate is gentle with a light texture and is very drinkable. This wine has a layers of flavour for those that give it a chance. This One Block Gris is delicious. Grab some white fleshed fish and keep it simple.
This label is a journey into the what ifs of wine. What happens when you take fruit from one block and treat it is a manner that is sensitive to the grapes and the vintage. Judging by Jayden Ong’s work, you capture a moment in time expressed as a delicious glass of wine. To make sure the moment is not sullied the fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with ambient yeasts, raised with minimal new oak and bottled with scant sulphur.
One of many stars in Melbourne’s dress circle of vineyards. Varied success depending on terroir and wine maker but the best are outstanding. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can excel with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sparkling all capable of impressive wines too.
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.