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La Maschera Pinot Grigio 2019

Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $22.00
Pinot Grigio: the cousin of the Sauvy Blanc that goes the extra mile at dress up parties, wears that outrageous jumper at Christmas and grows its beard just that little bit longer. This Limestone Coast drop shows complex fruit layers with good acidity. Ripe pears on honeysuckle, apricots dusted in white pepper and straw bales. A great accompaniment to some warmer weather.
La Maschera Pinot Grigio 2019
Wine Specs
Variety
Pinot Grigio
Region
Limestone Coast, SA
Vintage
2019
Winery
La Maschera
Winemaker
Heather Fraser
Body
Light
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2025
Bling
Gold Medal, 94pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
13
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
Yes
‘La Maschera’ translates in English to ‘The Mask’ and as we know, masks are a traditional part of the Carnival of Venice celebrations held each year in Veneto in the north-east region of Italy, which is the home of the Pinot Grigio grape. The climatic conditions are somewhat similar to the maritime region of the Limestone Coast where the grapes for this wine were grown.
Limestone Coast, SA

Region

Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the ...
The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't. Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview. History With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity. Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly esta ... Read Full Article
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Pinot Gris

Variety

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mu ...
Pinot Gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot Noir grape, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name ("gris" meaning "grey" in French) but the grape can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word "Pinot", which means "pinecone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pinecone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in colour from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine. The clone of Pinot Gris grown in Italy is ... Read Full Article
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Kim Brebach
Kim Brebach
Who is Kim Brebach? Kim Brebach is also known as the Best Wines Under $20 Guy to those who subscribe to his weekly mailer. However, first and foremost, he’s a wine lover, an unashamed Riesling obsessive and champion of the belief that great wine doesn’t necessarily have to come with a great big price tag. 'Kim is an outspoken defender of truth, justice and value-for-money in wine, and I respect his opinions, his passions and his convictions' - Huon Hooke Kim's runs a website - Best Wines Under $20 - and sends out his Best Buys Weekly mailer to subscribers, finding the best deals from around the country at the best prices - a one stop weekly wine catalogue if you like. Kim prides himself on his independence, and his reviews reflect that: they're direct and forthright, so much so that some retailers have complained that they're 'brutal', and some wineries
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Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot Noir grape, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name ("gris" meaning "grey" in French) but the grape can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word "Pinot", which means "pinecone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pinecone-shaped clusters.

The wines produced from this grape also vary in colour from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine.

The clone of Pinot Gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot Grigio.

In Australia

Pinot Gris was first introduced into Australia in 1832 in the collection of grapes brought by James Busby. In Victoria, wines from the grape are labeled both Pinot Gris and Pinot

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Limestone Coast, SA
Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't.

Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview.

History

With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity.

Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly established itself as on par with it's older cousins, producing excellent cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and chardonnay. Cool ocean breezes aid in producing complex, deeply flavoured wines.

Padthaway, like the Coonawarra, has the same red-gold soil, but warmer temperatures overall. Similar in climate to the

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