House of Certain Views Pinot Grigio, Hunter Valley, Margan 2017
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||New South Wales|
|Sub Area||Hunter Valley|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Major Grape||Pinot Grigio/Gris|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Grigio|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Fish, Salmon & Trout|
|Notes||Screwcap, Vegetarian, Vegan|
Andrew Margan is a very well-travelled winemaker. His PG draws on one familiar inspiration and one which is as utterly inspired as it is preposterous. Smooth, creamy, textural and more indulgently layered than hosts of Pinot Grigios from Trentino-Alto Adige, in northern Italy, this is a downright delicious ten quid white wine. Every single person will love it. The story behind the name comes from when Andrew used to work in Bordeaux – he drove past Vieux Château Certan every day (one of my favourite properties in the world) and the inspiration for the name of this wine stems from the mis-translation of that property – brilliantly memorable!
Top of Harry’s list of something a little different is a Pinot Grigio which, he says, goes far beyond the ‘insipid, quasi-industrial kind churned out by too many Italian producers.’ This 2017 vintage from the Hunter Valley has what he describes as a ‘truly enticing floral, blossomy nose and a rose-tinged muskiness on the palate — it’s slightly off-dry, but not sweet.’ Perfect summer drinking fare, in other words.
…a fairly full-bodied, Aussie take on pinot grigio, which would be great with, say, grilled courgettes or peas braised with lettuce and spring onions.