2023 Xavier Goodridge Papa Pinot Gris14581
WINEMAKER: Xavier Goodridge
REGION: Gippsland, VIC
VARIETY: Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris from Mount Gambier direct pressed for soft extraction of colour and phenolics. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to showcase the purity of fruit and left on lees for 5 months for a gentle yeasty complexity and texture. Made with varietal perfume and crisp texture in mind.
The colour has a golden hue with ever so light pink reflections. Beautifully expressive, full of orchard fruits, yellow pears and red apples, tangerine peel, honeyed blossoms and a hint of tropical fruits like pineapple skin. Then comes freshly baked brioche, that tasty leesy complexity. Flavours have a lovely ginger spice, a crunchy bite that makes your mouth water and a dust of cinnamon to top things off. A true, expressive and textural Gris with a great refreshment factor.
Xavier Goodridge crafts idiosyncratic expressions of Pinot Noir born on his organically farmed vineyard in Gippsland’s Maffra, the Gunaikurnai Country. In collaboration with exceptional growers from Mount Gambier and Henty, he sources the highest quality grapes for his Papa range. With the light touch in the winery, Xavier lets the wines speak of the land.