2021 Stefano Lubiana Pinot Gris
Naturally fermented in two to five year old 500 litre puncheons, spending seven months on lees. A light apricot pink tinged colour due to the extended skin contact. Lifted pear and red apple skin aromas are followed by some quince and spice. Intensely flavoured and very textural yet vibrant the palate features generous fresh pear and red apple fruits over hints of honeysuckle, lime, quince and ginger spice. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a long spicy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
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Proper gris. Texture is slippery, good intensity of flavour, pear, very exotic and complex spice characters, a lick of honey, ginger. Dense and rich but with freshness and energy on its side. Big and bold but balanced. A seriously good, fuller flavoured white wine.
Mike Bennie – The Wine Front