Viognier & Pinot Gris, Ephemera, The Rude Mechanicals, McLaren Vale, Australia 2016
On the nose you see influences from both grapes in this blend; there are the honeysuckle and orange-blossom signatures of Viognier with background fragrances of spice and ripe pear from the Pinot Gris.
The fruit is tight and elegant with a crystalline quality. Poised and precise with hints of lemongrass and fresh ginger, the wine is bright and fine but has depth and a fresh, long finish.
At a glance
Region McLaren Vale
Grape 60% Viognier, 40% Petit Gris