Pacha Mama Pinot Gris is fresh. It shows tropical fruits, pears, spice and musk. The palate of Pacha Mama is full, simple and soft.
Pacha Mama Pinot Gris is that perfect easy-drinking summer wine. It’ll go well with curry, spicy food, or something simple and fresh. Don’t age your Pacha Mama Pinot Gris; drink it over the warmer months.
Pacha Mama Pinot Gris 2021, and all wines are eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
Pacha Mama is the ancient Inca fertility goddess. It is also a wine brand from Callie and Nina. They aim to make “high quality, affordable wines without the pretence.” Pacha Mama wines are sourced from 10 growers in North East and Central Victoria. They are small-batch, low intervention wines that are approachable and enjoyable.
Pacha Mama Pinot Gris 2021 Winery Notes
“Sourced from a selection of vineyard sites ideally suited to growing aromatic and balanced Pinot Gris. The cool nights allow the fruit to reach optimum ripeness whilst retaining an elegant balance between flavour, alcohol and acidity. This wine underwent lees stirring while in barrel, resulting in texture aplenty and a complexity that sets the Pinot Gris style apart from the tighter, more acidic Pinot Grigio.”
North East Victoria
A zone that takes in the regions of Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Glenrowan, King Valley, and Rutherglen, plus all of the area around and in between. It takes in both cool, high-altitude sites and some lower and hotter areas too. This gives room to make a consistent wine no matter what the vintage throws up.
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 often feature Pinot Grigio. It grows all over the world now too. AKA Grauburgunder in Germany.
The invasion of “Sunshine in a bottle” put Australian wine on the map. The fruity, easy-going, somewhat samey wines were endearing for a short time. Then the next big thing knocked them off their perch.
This forced producers to increase quality and emphasise the distinctive terroirs of Australia. Of which, there are many. And many more yet to be discovered.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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