2012 Yalumba "Y" Pinot Grigio South Austrlia
No corners have been cut in this recipe, and it shows. Wild yeast fermentation on full solids and lees ageing build a wine of long, textural elegance. Subtle nashi pear, guava and grapefruit meet notes of earthy, leesy complexity and subtle nutmeg spice, underlined by crunchy acidity.
Light and refreshing, with grapefruit and melon flavors on a lithe frame, finishing dry. Drink now.
Y? Because wild yeast-fermented Pinot Grigio with on-the-lees ageing for just ten bucks and change is what we like. Winemaker's comment: "Straw with green highlights, the Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2012 displays as appealing mix of fresh aromas including poached pear, orange blossom and wild honey. The palate is refreshing and lively. It opens with layers of baked apple and pear skin flavours, which are complemented by succulent acidity and oatmeal texture from wild fermentation and less aging. Enjoy with anything and everything!"