Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2015 ~ Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Innocent Bystander is one of the go-to wineries in the prestigious Yarra Valley and consistently over delivers on quality. The latest 2015 vintage is no exception although has not been rated yet by the critics and this is what they said about the 2014!
Windsor Dobbin ~ "This is certainly one of the best takes on pinot gris/grigio that I've seen this year; and it also offers cracking value for money. A blend of fruit from the Yarra and King valleys, this falls midway between gris and grigio stylistically. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed with 50% going to stainless steel and the rest to mostly older French oak, which adds palate interest without impinging on the bright pear flavours. A fun drink for summer enjoyment".
Lisa Perroti-Brown, Wine Advocate ~ "The 2014 Pinot Gris gives delicate notes of fresh peaches, pear drops and nutmeg with a hint of honeysuckle. Some yeasty notes come through on the medium-bodied, dry, silken-textured palate and offer a pleasant savory note in the finish."
Mike Bennie, the Wine Front ~ "This is a nice drink… there’s clear fruit flavours, pear aromas, some lemony, firm acidity through the finish... this gently sweet, then sour, pear-tinged wine is for sunshine and warm days and accessibility and universal appeal".
Multi-award winning, Innocent Bystander has a reputation for delivering some of Victoria's famous Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over-performing, affordable, varietal wines.
Using 100% hand picked fruit, wild ferments and gravity-flow winemaking techniques, Innocent Bystander wines atr made with minimal filtration and fining, and reflect the climate, soil and topography of the Yarra Valley.
The owner, Phil Sexton came to wine via beer. He started Little Creatures, a favourite of Aussie hopheads, in Perth (Western Australia). Yarra Valley is a region with a cool climate, best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive east of Melbourne.