2017 Gartelmann Stephanie Pinot Gris
Tasting Notes: The nose is all about pears... just-ripe pears, with an almost-citrus tang and a touch of apple and smoky lanolin. In your mouth this develops with the classic Pinot Gris voluptuously smooth richness, even a slight oiliness, balanced by subtle but long-lived acid that takes the flavours right to the back of the palate where they explode like sherbet for a wonderful lime finale.This wine can definitely have two facets ... when it is cold, love it for its zing and refreshing fruit flavours. As it warms, it takes on a comforting wealth of complex, ripe deliciousness.
Food Matching: It will sit very happily with the lunchtime seafood BBQ, but not intimidated by a dressed up dinner party featuring citrusy pork, duck, fish or salads
Cellaring: Drink now as a young wine, or cellar until 2018.
Vintage: A dry November, average December, slightly warmer January and extremely dry February with slightly higher temperatures provided ideal conditions.
Reviews & Awards
"Here is another fine wine from Gartelmann's - they never disappoint. This Pinot Gris is true to style, with citrus and pear aromas coupled with just a hint of passionfruit. It has a well-rounded, yet crispy and zingy palate with oodles of flavour with elegant acidity. TOP STUFF." Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, Aug 2017
"... Aromas of pears and white flowers are brushed with a touch of musk and honey. Easy drinking, honeyed tones roll through the mouth as do green apples but there's a lingering sweetness which just hangs. Pears come running again late - there's plenty on offer here..." QWine, Aug 2017