2020 Ocean Eight Pinot Gris


Region: Mornington Peninsula , VIC

Viticulture: Sustainable

Winemaker: Michael Aylward

Established Date: 2011

The Pinot Gris displays tangerine, mandarin and a little green pear on the nose, forming an exotic but fresh mix. The riper pear flavours are more exuberant on the palate early, but the freshness and zing of tangerine builds and provides nice length, leaving a crisp, refined & fresh finish that immediately invites another try.

Sommelier’s Recommendation 

Ocean Eight Pinot Gris is always highly sought after as it has a delicious mouth-filling texture, courtesy of some lees aging in old barriques  that seamlessly combines fresh floral and pear notes with hints of honeyed complexity.

Ocean Eight is run by Michael & Hollie Aylward whose passion originated over a decade ago with a part-time job at the family’s previous winery Kooyong. Ocean Eight has evolved into the couple’s full-time obsession. When defining what identifies the Ocean Eight wines, Mike Aylward always returns to two ideas he has worked on since the first release wine; how well are they going to match with food and will they best represent the climate and grape growing conditions of the Mornington Peninsula. Therefore the Ocean Eight wines are bright & tight with acid at the finish. These characters help the wines pair with food and age incredibly well. It is no coincidence that these characters are also intrinsic to the cool, maritime conditions of Mornington Peninsula vineyards, where the Aylward’s chose to grow grapes and make wines over 20 years ago

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