French or Italian, different wines for different styles........

It is so easy to be confused by the differences between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, but they are wines made in two very different styles! Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are in fact the exact same grape variety, a white grape, with a greyish / pinkish skin (Grey in French and Grigio in Italian) simply harvested at different points of maturity.

Pinot Gris, picked at the later end of harvest, tends to be more full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. In our case (with the use of some French oak) tends to have greater cellaring and ageing potential.  The immensely popular, Italian style Pinot Grigio, is picked early to retain acidity and fresh fruit-driven characters is typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant nashi pear and floral aromas.

Gris and Grigio still hold favour with the crowds and Oakdene offers one of each kind, both outstanding representations of their intended style. The Single Vineyard Ly Ly Pinot Gris is close to our heart as it is named after Bernard & Liz granddaughter Eliza, whose name was shortened to Ly Ly by her older sister who at the time was unable pronouce her name!  Having said that, both of these are immensly popular wines that sell out every vintage.




2019 Oakdene Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Grigio

Pale straw with a green tinge and a fragrant bouquet of tropical fruits, citrus, green pea and green bean.  Highly expressive palate of fresh tropical fruits, and citrus notes. Firm crunchy acidity offering balance and a long finish. Hand harvested Sauvignon Blanc was crushed and pressed into stainless steel tank. Fermented at 13 degrees C for 14 days, with lees contact post ferment for 2 months, then fined, filtered and bottled in October 2019 to retain fresh fruit driven characters. Best consumed young while expressing the fresh fruit driven characters of the variety.  





2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard Ly Ly Pinot Gris

Pale bronze/salmon in colour. Lifted bouquet of ginger spice, guava and tropical fruits, with mineral notes and gentle barrel ferment influence. The palate is intense, crisp and juicy, with rich, ripe fruit notes, spice and a soft textural edge, lively acidity and a persistent finish. Fermented and matured for 8 months in 100% French oak barriques (15% new). Cellar over the next 4 years.

93 points - Halliday Wine Companion 2020

'Pale pink; has mid-palate flesh with pear, ginger and citrus, then a crunchy finish.'





Oakdene Single Vineyard White Wine 6 Pack

This 6 Pack contains:

2 x 2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard Jessica Sauvignon

2 x 2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard Ly Ly Pinot Gris

2 x 2018 Oakdene Single Vineyard Chardonnay

With discount $163.80  -   RRP $182



We have a number of ways you can place an order, with 10% off + FREE SHIPPING Australia wide on purchases of 6 bottles or more.

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