Closson Chase Pinot Gris 2018
Gorgeous golden hue of a bottle by Closson Chase. On the nose, this pinot gris opens with wet stone, citrus and floral notes on the nose. The mouth shows fresh pear, white flower, melon and citrus peel. The finish is clean with refreshing and lingering acidity. Perfect for the coming warm summer chilling on the balcony.
Ask winemaker Keith Tyers what he thinks about pinot gris. ‘It can age,’ he says, ‘if it’s made like gris.’ The skin-contact affected hue is our first clue (if appearances mean anything) and the tannin from the vineyard is the second. In between these bookended ideals are dry extract, round to zaftig fruit texture and a chalkier consistency from out of this most curious vintage. The natural acidity and full fruit by way of low yields makes for a rock ‘n roll gris of inner mind and vision. Lush to a degree, full of metal motion, forward thinking and fine. Drink 2019-2023.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 90pts. Michael Godel July 23, 2019
Lovely weight here with fine grained structure under the pear, apple and citrus fruit. Nice precision and focus.