The variety's existence in Australia is unknown other than Larry Cherubino's Pemberton vineyard and finding good information on the variety here has been frustrating. It is different to its more illustrious relative in that it is less ferocious aromatically and less crisp but more round and textural in the mouth.
Brancott Estate in New Zealand's Marlborough region has produced a varietal Sauvignon Gris since 2013 as have a few others wineries over the ditch. The variety has a long history in Chile with many producers making varietal wines from it than anywhere else.
|Sauvignon Gris Grapes|
Visually, an attractive pale gold colour with delicate aromas of pear and nectarine underlined by hints of rose water, lime and talc.
A soft and gentle palate begins with poached pear, melon and rose water building to delicate stone fruit and herbal notes.
Dry talc-like tannins supported by some crisp acid make this a well-balanced, very drinkable wine.
Generous mouthfeel that gives way to a smooth and savoury fruit finish.