This aromatic medium bodied blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty vibrancy that dances across the palate. On the nose you are greeted with passionfruit and a hint of citrus. Fresh flavours of green apple, stone fruit, and gooseberry are complimented by subtle herbaceous nuances. This fresh and well-balanced blend, pairs perfectly with food or a casual gathering of friends.
Riverland is known as a magical wine growing land with the Murray River winding through the ancient land, dotted with red soils and sandy loams. This region stretches between the Murray River and the Great Australian Outback. The region doesn’t receive much rainfall although the Murray River helps as a source for water. It is a long-established wine growing region that is extremely important to the Australian wine industry and is home to more that 80 different varietals. Riverland has a warm continental Mediterranean climate, with long sunny days and cool nights. This allows the fruit to fully ripen, producing aromatic and bright white wines.
Suggested food pairings include chicken piccata, green salad with herb and lemon vinaigrette or Goat cheese.
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Pinot Gris in France, this cousin of the Chardonnay grape is now more readily known as Pinot Grigio (the Italian version). Pinot Gris typically offers good fruit and medium body while Pinot Grigio wines are lively, zippy and crisp. Both are great with a variety of foods and are a great sipper on a hot summer day. Pinot Grigios and Pinot Gris are currently Canada's favourite white wines.
Native to the Bordeaux region of France, Sauvignon Blanc is now planted world-wide including New Zealand, California and Chile and many other growing regions. Sauvignon Blanc ranges from crisp, dry and in California to over the top aromatics and fruit when expressed by New Zealand winemakers.
Southern Australia’s picturesque wine region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends for over 300km along the Murray River. This long-established region has more Chardonnay plantings than all the Southern wine growing regions combined in Australia. Chardonnay from this region is vibrant with ripe flavours and oak is often used to support the richness of the wines and add further complexity. Riverland’s continental climate, flat terrain and long hours of sunshine mean the vines receive consistent, quality sunlight, greatly reducing their chance of disease and ensuring fully ripe, flavourful fruit. The Riverland region is the largest producer of wine in all of Australia. The scenic region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends along the Murray River for more than 300km. The hot, dry continental climate with endless sunshine and cool nights makes the region one of the most perfect places for growing grapes. With minimal rainfall in the region the Murray River provides much-needed water to the area’s vineyards to help irrigate the vines to ensure fully ripe and flavourful fruit. It a place that where citrus and stone fruit tress are abundant and where world class grapes are grown alongside the wildlife filled wetland and the mighty Murray River.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
Great for food, medium bodied wines typically have alcohol levels below 14% and less oak.
No oak is present as is the case for most whites, rosés and light, fruity reds.