2020 Single Vineyard Pinot Grigio


The aromatics and flavours of honeyed pear and fig are supported by fine natural acidity and a lively, fresh finish. Try it with antipasti and all types of pasta.

Varietals: Pinot Grigio

Clone:  D1V7, VCR & Entav 457

Harvest: 25 February, 2020

Baume at Harvest: 11.8

pH at Harvest: 3.49

TA at Harvest: 5.7

Grigio means ‘grey’ and refers to the skin of this variety having a dusty grey colour. Due to our cooler climate, the Yarra Valley is one of the better locations in Australia to produce Grigio with the same zesty characters as from its origin. The fruit was hand-picked to ensure juice contact with the skin is minimal. A cool tank fermentation and constant lees stirring creates an aromatic wine with taste and texture.

[2020 Vintage] – 90 Points by Stuart Knox, The Real Review, March 2021

[2020 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2020 Yarra Valley Wine Show

[2020 Vintage] – 91 Points by JamesSuckling.com, October 2020

[2019 Vintage] – 92 Points by James Halliday, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

[2019 Vintage] – 91 Points by Nick Butler, The Real Review, March 2020

[2019 Vintage] – Gold Medal at 2019 ANZ Boutique Wine Show

[2019 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show

[2019 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Perth Royal Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – 93 Points by James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

[2017 Vintage] – 93 Points by James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2016 International Cool Climate Awards

[2016 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2016 Vintage] – 92 Points by James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2017

[2016 Vintage] – 91 Points by Campbell Mattinson Wine Front 2017

“Pale lemon core to a water white rim. Bruised pears, flint and thyme aromas. Medium intensity of fruit, good acid crunch gives some drive and length. A creamy textural element suggests some winemaking finesse. A crowd-pleaser. 90 Points.”
Stuart Knox, The Real Review, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)

“A vibrant, delicious example of variety and style showing both pear and stone fruit characteristics. The long-flavoured palate is based on a foundation of lively acidity and beautifully integrated phenolic grip.”
Lester Jesberg, Winewise, January 2021 (2020 Vintage)

“Delicate copper tinted wine with a complexity of pear and orange blossom aromas and nicely balanced fruit flavours. Four stars. ”
Winestate Magazine, December 2020 Edition (2020 Vintage)

“Attractively fresh lemon and pear-drop aromas in a very pure mode. The palate is soft yet crisp and has crunchy apple and pear flavors in a really drinkable style. 91 Points.”
JamesSuckling.com, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)

“A fab Pinot Grigio from Soumah. Everything a Pinot Grigio fan is after can be found here. Poached pear and pie apple consume the mouth with lovely textural appeal. Crisp to finish with a dash of cinnamon spice, long lunch here we come. Drink now.”
Steve Leszczynski, Qwine, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)

“Very attractive bouquet of ripe pears & a smidge of figs+ some florals, gorgeous mouthful of pears with crisp acidity giving it a delightful refreshing finish. As always a great wine from this classy producer — TOP STUFF!!!”
Dan Traucki, September 2020 (2020 Vintage)

“…Leaner than the 2019 version. Zippier. Granny Smith apple juice, fresh pears, a whisper of honey and a dry-but-well-flavoured finish. It needs a couple more months in bottle but it will be good from early 2021 onwards. 90 Points.”
Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront, Sept 2020 (2020 Vintage)

“Hand-picked to minimise skin contact, cool-fermented with prolonged lees stirring to build texture in a richly flavoured wine in a citrus spectrum. 92 Points.”
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 (2019 Vintage)

“Cinnamon spiced pears, lemon rind and raw peanuts. Fresh and varietal. Time on lees has imparted a creaminess to the palate without carrying too much sweetness. Borderline gris style. Lots of flavour and interest. 91 Points.”
Nick Butler, The Real Review, March 2020 (2019 Vintage)

“It’s not into gris territory but it’s very close. It doesn’t go for neutrality it goes for flavour and mouthfeel. It tastes of nashi pear and honeysuckle though it’s a bit nutty too, maybe even a little fig-like. Above average quality. 91 Points.”
Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront, January 2020 (2019 Vintage)

“Two clones, but this apart, simply vinified. The bouquet is distinctive, with nashi pear and apple skin, and a sweet and sour finish (not the least unpleasant). Plenty of complexity. 93 Points.”
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)

“Definitely in the grigio camp as it’s all lively, fresh and crisp. A touch estery, a hint of lemon blossom, nashi pear with talc-like acidity; juicy on the palate and appealing. 91 Points.”
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)

“Hand picked, bright crisp citrus aromas with a hint of pears, crisp acidity on the palate + a smidge of Nashi pear flavours & nice tight finish OH YUM!!”
Dan Traucki, July 2019 (2019 Vintage)

“Attractive creamy lees and spicy fruit aromas, slivered almonds, the palate spritely and fresh with lively acidityand a crisp finish. A hint of peppermint. An appetising wine.”
Huon Hooke – 90 points (2018 Vintage)

“Reminiscent of an autumnal orchard as you put your nose in the glass, with aromas of ripe apples and pears and a hint of spice in the background. Nice mouthfeel, with a sweet-fruited accent to the flavours – a mirror image of the bouquet – giving it an attractive almost juice-like quality. The acidity is soft but sufficient to do its job of keeping it crisp and fresh. Special value wine.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (2017 Vintage)

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