Two names from the same grape variety depending on which country. In France, it's called Pinot Gris, while in Italy, the variety is known as Pinot Grigio. Gris is the French word for grey, as grigio is grey in Italian. The Pinot Gris style is rich, more textured and full-bodied as grapes are picked later allowing a riper style while Grigio is lighter bodied, lower in alcohol, drier, crisper and less uncomplicated. In Australia, there are no style rules and both Gris or Grigio can range from elegant, crisp and zesty to more textured but one thing is common is the outstanding quality. The collection features 3 bottles each of 4 of the best examples of Pinot Gris / Grigio in one single box.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles      Riposte The Stiletto Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023
3 bottles      Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023
3 bottles      Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio 2023
3 bottles      Colours of the South Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023


Riposte The Stiletto Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023
Crisp and clear with bang-on, typical green apple/ green pear lines – picked crunchy rather than too ripe and soft, which means the acidity here is a core element of this wine. Deliciously managed to allow the flavours to carry some baked spice, the fruit/skin/pith textural feels to underpin the finish. Balance and energy assured. Price: $24.00; Rating: 94 Points; Tony Love

Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023
This delicate wine shows all the spice and perfume we expect from cool climate Pinot Gris. Nashi, ginger and rosewater perfume leads to a rich and textured palate with nutty complexity from the barrel ferment component, finishing crisp, fresh and balanced. A cool flowering period and mild growing season has led to intense crops with good natural acidity.

Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio 2023
An early grigio adopter, Tar & Roses promotes the grape's natural blush colour. No filtration here. Fragrant in stone fruit, red apple and citrus scents with a flash of spiced pear. Subtle but highly effective. Hits the mark on the palate both flavour and texture-wise, with a super clean, brisk finish of bright acidity. 

Colours of the South Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2023
What a pretty-smelling wine! It's all wildflowers and citrus zest with a light swell of richer stone fruit notes at the backend. Its bright, saline line of acidity shapes the palate nicely, providing both velocity and frame for the tight, bright fruit. There is just a slink of texture there too, along with some alluring gingery spice and clotted cream notes. All in all, it's a lovely example of the variety and promises good drinking times. Drink to: 2027; Price: $30.00; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 93 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion



SKU 13316
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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