Raidis Estate Cheeky Goat Pinot Gris 2013 (Coonawarra, SA)
13.9%, Screwcap, $20
This is genuinely orange. ‘Partridge eye’, ‘I can’t believe it’s not from Provence’ orange. Fun wine it is too.
Produced from Orange Pinot Gris with a little judicious skin contact, this has an intensely floral and musky nose that really sticks out. In fact, the intensity is excellent – really punches through.
Palate is quite generous palate in a mode that is more Alsace than Veneto, with lovely almost candied bath salt sweet fruit, plenty of acid to finish.
Simple packaging, simple intentions, but with a personality (and intensity) often missing in $20 Gris. Good value too.
Tasted: August 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? A couple of glasses would do. Easy recommendation.
Buy online: Raidis website
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