Monday 3 October 2016

Logan 2016 Celementine Pinot Gris - NSW Central West

HERE'S a great drop to go with a
charcuterie board or cheese platter.


David Ellis

TO mark the company's 20th vintage, winemaker Peter Logan has released a very special 2016 Pinot Gris from his Logan Wines at Orange in NSW's Central West.

Very special because firstly this wine has an unusual orange hue to it from including the grape skins in the ferment, something that is normally done only with red wines not with whites, and secondly because he's named it Clementine – after little daughter of he and wife Hannah (who is also Logan Wines' General Manager.)

"We named it Clementine because like its namesake this wine has a vibrant spark to it, is a little unorthodox, makes an impression, demands your attention, is pretty, plus it's also complex and it puts a smile on your face," Peter says.

And he says that including the skins in the ferment has given this Pinot Gris a fuller range of complex flavours than normal, a tang on the palate, and a crunchy finish from the tannins released into the wine from the skins.

"The flavours are more savoury than traditional Pinot Gris, and with the tannin cleaning the palate it makes for a great drop with a charcuterie board or cheese platter," Peter adds. And we like it too for its good-value price tag of $23.

 for week beginning 03 October 2016

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