A Pinot Gris fermented with native yeast and one that touches a lot of oak (15% in stainless steel) but mostly older barrels and casks with only a kiss of new oak intermixed in the ever-evolving élevage program. The use of native yeast yields a more 'raw' wine, with plenty of texture and character, less composed refinement from foreign yeasts (less manipulation). Look for classic, stone and citrus fruit notes and rustic minerality throughout. Herbs and light spice show on the long, river stone flavoured finish. Drink now-2022.
Score: 88 points -- Liam Carrier, IconScores, July 2019
Orchard fresh and juicy, this year's pinot gris is from two French clones and 32-year-old estate vines. After whole cluster pressing, this was native fermented in a mix of foudre, stainless, French barrels and puncheons. The wooded wines received regular battonage, while the stainless portion did not. The lots were blended the following spring. Bright and crunchy Asian pear, lime pith and lime leaf, green apple rings through this wine, one with a thin cushion of lees, but overall much tauter and tighter than last year, and charmingly so. Snappy and impressive.
Score: 90 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, July 2019