An excellent introduction to the brand - crystalline clarity and impressive length. "Entry Level" doesn't really do this first tier of Clyde Park wines justice.
Pinot Gris from the Bannockburn sub-region of Geelong. Grown on vines planted in 1996. It saw some skin contact, it saw some old oak... Beautiful pale copper colour. A wine of texture, flavour and length. High class from the outset. It bursts and crackles its way along the palate, spices, seeds and fruits chattering vigorously throughout.
93 points, Wine Front, September 2018
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.