2021 Mulline Pinot Gris Geelong – Ben Mullen is a qualified winemaker and wine drinker. Ben has had a whirlwind career which has seen him making wine all over the globe. Of note, Ben has worked at Torbreck, Yarra Yering, Oakridge, Domaine Dujac, Craggy Range and, most recently, as winemaker at Clyde Park. With this stellar background, it was a matter of time before Ben Mullen decided to spread his wings and make wine under his own label.
Pinot Gris sourced from the subregion of Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula. The wine is made from 3 differing fermentations, approximately one third of each style. First parcel settled first then racked off gross lees and tank fermented, a traditional ferment if you will. Second parcel is fermented on full lees/solids, wild fermented with lots of lees stirring. Final ferment is on skins, one to two punch downs each day for 7 days.
The final result is a complex, full flavoured Gris. The nose is open and lush. The palate is round and smooth with excellent texture. Plenty of character here with juicy stonefruits and citrus. Acid is balanced and clean. An excellent example of Pinot Gris.
Single Price: $38.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $30.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $360.00