• Benchmark-Pinot-Grigio

Benchmark | Pinot Grigio

Stylish wines from South Australia. Fruit-driven wine with excellent balance, to be enjoyed without years of cellaring.

wine notes

2015 Pinot Grigio

The Fruit:

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the premium wine regions of South Australia. The 2015 Vintage was extremely favourable for white wines with mostly mild days and cool nights allowing evening ripening and ideal flavour development.

The Winemaking:

The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night, de-stemmed and then whole berries were gently pressed to reduce the amount of phenolics extracted and maintain the delicate fruit flavours. Low temperatures were used throughout fermentation in stainless steel tanks to keep the crisp fresh characters of the flavoursome fruit.

comments

2015 Pinot Grigio

The Comments:

The 2015 Benchmark Pinot Grigio is a smooth easy drinking style of wines from a spectacular vintage. The wine is pale straw in colour and has aromas of fresh pears, custard apples and pink grapefruit, with hints of confectionary. The palate is soft and round with generous flavours that mirror the aromas, most notably fresh pear and sherbet, while the mouth filling, textural and pleasingly rich mid palate finishes clean and crisp with flavours lingering long after the wine is gone. A refreshing ‘drink now’ food friendly style of wine that is a perfect match for salads and seafood dishes.

awards and reviews

2015 Pinot Grigio

THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

  • 2011 Pinot Grigio
    • Silver – 2011 Adelaide Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • 2010 Pinot Grigio
    • Winewise Mar 2011
      Winewise Mar 2011

      Advanced colour. Developed stone fruit aromas.

tasting notes