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