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.
Vines planted '96 on the flats of the vineyard in volcanic clay. Lightly pressed, a portion briefly matured in old hogsheads. Its pale pink colour heralds a warm suffusion of honeysuckle and poached pear on the bouquet, joined on the palate by multi-spices A striking pinot gris that's a real wine. Made by Robin Brockett.
94 points, Wine Companion (March 2020)
Do I see a little pinkish blush here? Righteous. It’s a beautiful wine. Textural in the best sense, vibrant with acidity, juicy and fresh with layers of stone fruit and nashi pear flavour, but far from fruity or sweet. Nice savoury nuttiness works its way in too. Exceptional length and sizzle of minerally character to close. Awesome drinking,.
94 points, The Wine Front (August 2020)
Highly textural release with candied pear, nectarine and citrus flavours punching through. Cracks on with flavour but is also dry and grippy. It works.
91 points, The Wine Front (July 2020)
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.