2019 Devil’s Corner Pinot Grigio
    12.5% Tasmania
    RRP $28

    Pinot Gris (GREE) and Pinot Grigio (GREE-JOE) are the same grape variety; but should differ in the wine-making interpretation- Grigio as a more floral, crunchy, lighter expression; Gris with a riper, richer textured profile (sometimes with a touch of natural sweetness). But both styles match very well with sea-food. There are far too many ordinary Gris/Grigio wines around, that taste diluted and uninspired. However, this young Tasmanian wine impresses with floral nashi pear scents, red apple, a twist of just-ripe pineapple and some spice notes. Then it lingers with a meld of intensity, mineral touches and pear, a winning combination. It’s another wine style that deserves to be tackled now or over the next two years – to best enjoy its youthful, dramatic vibrancy.

    Conclusion; Great value for money – A lovely lunch, afternoon, or pre-dinner drink; an easy match to mussels, scallops, pan-fried or oven baked fish.

    2019 Main & Cherry
    Pinot Grigio Adelaide Hills 12.5%,
    RRP $24

    I love Main & Cherry. They seem to toe the line between the classic, approachable, no frills style and the funky, new wave, minimal intervention drops sweeping the wine market. This 2019 Pinot Grigio is so easy to enjoy. Delicate and fresh, zesty and gluggable. Yet they’ve brought about some true individuality that separates it from your normal (let’s face it, kinda boring) grigio by leaving it on lees for six months. This brings about a textural and tertiary characteristic which seamlessly sits alongside your classic pear and citrus notes. Check out their website and dare to order a mixed case to indulge in their whole range, or pick up a bottle or two from the Seddon Wine Store.

    Conclusion: Pair with Crispy skin roasted quail, duck fat potatoes and seeded mustard. 

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