RAIDIS ESTATE ‘CHEEKY’ PINOT GRIS 2021
$ 25.00 incl. GST
Pinot Gris/Grigio is a dark skinned grape, not that one would know it given upwards of 95% (speculative figure!) of the wines it makes being white. Coonawarra’s only plantings of the variety, the wine is given four days skin contact. Not so much an amber or orange wine (no oxidative handling), more a blush, it’s a style of texture and interest, 2017’s edition zippy with weight building on the finish. A vin gris if we’re being technical.
Think the varietal characteristics of cut fresh pears, with bitter melon and wild strawberries. Texture is slippery with some crunch from chalkiness at the foundation. Good fun as a session drink, and comes into its own alongside light spicy food, Asian seafood curries a good starting point.