Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2009

09 IB Pinot Gris

Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Pinot Gris 2009

In the nose you’ll find a medley of fruits, from pears and peaches to pineapple and kiwi, all sprinkled with flowers of a sweet nature. The mouth delivers the fruit with a creamy texture, a little rich without being cloying. The acidity speaks in the background, adding freshness and driving the length- very nice.

The grapes behind this wine include 9% Viognier, an ever aromatic and able assistant. The wine was matured in older French oak barrels to add complexity rather than overt oakiness.

Proprietor Phil Sexton. Winemakers Steve Flamsteed and Dave Mackintosh. Visit them online – they are a most unceremonious lot of people, bringing life and levity to the world of wine. Produced on the Maroondah Highway in Healesville 13.5% $16 suggested US retail, a media sample Innocent Bystander

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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2 Responses to Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2009

  1. Shae Cooney says:

    Nice tasting note Ray – lovely comments. I agree wholeheartedly, the IB bunch certainly do bring life and levity to the world of wine -and a bunch of tasty, affordable wine! We love working with them. Cheers, Shae

  2. Ray says:

    Yes Shae, wine is more than the drink in the glass, it is the sum of that plus the multi-layered story of the people behind its making – cheers! RJ

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