LINDEMAN’S 2012 BIN 85 PINOT GRIGIO $ 10
Multi- regional 11.5 per cent www.lindemands.com Bright green straw colour, good varietal green apple and pear aromas and flavours, the palate delicate, light and refreshing in true grigio style.
TAR AND ROSES 2012 PINOT GRIGIO $ 18
Central Victoria 13.8 per cent www.tarandroses.com.au Attractive gold/ bronze colour, fruitier, riper and more intensely flavoured than the Lindemans, weightier, more creamily textured and perhaps less typically grigio too, but delicious drinking and the most interesting and individually styled of the wines here.
WINDOWRIE 2012 FAMILY RESERVE PINOT GRIS $ 22
Orange, NSW 12.0 per cent www.windowrie.com.au Attractively perfumed with juicy, musky, fresh- cut pear flavours and subtle oak support, the midweight palate fresh and clean, nicely long and balanced with a mouth- fi lling aftertaste.
GRANT BURGE 2012 EAST ARGYLE PINOT GRIS $ 23
Adelaide Hills, SA 13.5 per cent www.grantburgewines.com.au Like the previous wine, this sits halfway between the light freshness of the Italian grigio style and the richer, oaked and more textured gris styles of Alsace, combining the best of both into an enjoyable, slightly sweet- finishing drop.