The Rude Mechanicals Ephemera Viognier Pinot Gris 2012 (New South Wales, Australia)

  • WINEMAKER/CELLAR:
    The Rude Mechanicals
  • BLEND:
    60% Viognier 40% Pinot Gris
  • APPELLATION:
    New South Wales, Australia

The Rude Mechanicals Ephemera Viognier Pinot Gris

The Rude Mechanicals are a group of anarchic winemakers who together produce some really exciting, fun wines.  The grapes are grown in New South Wales and the blend is made up of 60% Viognier and 40% Pinot Gris.  French grapes making great white wine in the hands of the Aussies.

On the nose 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.

Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2013