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  • Winemaker and viticulturist Shashi Singh has been a vigneron on the Mornington Peninsula for the last 15 years.
  • Incredible skin contact Gris - amazing to see such quality at the price.
  • From 2005 to 2012 Shashi worked closely with Phillip Jones from Bass Phillip Wines in assisting him in crafting some of the best ever vintages of Bass Phillip.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pinkish-Orange
Nose Fruity and elegant. Subtle orange and honeyed notes mixed with spices making it wonderfully seductive.
Palate Briny tang, high acidity, minerals, stone fruit, citrus, and a touch of spice.
Food Pairing Smoked Dishes, Iberian cured meats, White Meat, Oily fishes, Seafood
Cellaring Drink Now
Notes "Amrit is the outstanding Avani wines ‘second label’, but that’s downplaying things. It’s a side project, one could say, non-estate fruit, but carefully selected, sustainably grown, and then vinified on the home farm. There are two pinot gris under this label, one that sees some judicious skin contact (this one) and one that evidently gets time on lees and barrel but not the same maceration. They are both outstanding, if not, in Australia’s leading sect for this fascinating variety." Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Variety Pinot Gris
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Mornington Peninsula
Country Australia
Sustainability Sustainable
Alcohol 12.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Avani Wines
Avani is an ancient Sanskrit word that means ‘the earth’.

Planted in 1987 on gentle north facing slopes in Red Hill South on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, their 4 hectare non-irrigated and low cropped vineyard is focussed on producing only cool-climate shiraz (syrah).

They employ biodynamic practices which enable them to focus on soil health, the protection of indigenous microbes and creating an environment of ecological self-sufficiency.

Their winemaking approach is one of minimal interference; using wild yeast fermentation with no fining, filtration or pumping, creating a wine unique to our vineyard.
Mornington Peninsula
The quality of Mornington Peninsula wines has skyrocketed in the past few years, and no grape variety has done so more than Pinot Noir wrote Huon Hooke back in 2012 in the Sydney Morning Herald. Rightly too, for the wines are superb and have been compared to the magnificent Vosnee Romanee.

The cool climate region to the South of Melbourne experiences a maritime climate ideally suited to the cultivation of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz (Syrah) and Pinot Gris. The maritime climate is greatly influenced by Bass Straight and Port Philip Bay high winds. The winds limit frost and humidity which in turn limits mould and mildews which can plague Pinot vines grown elsewhere.
Mike Bennie
There’s a serious wine here. Peach iced tea, bergamot, rose hips, faint strawberry in perfume, a collision of scents that has you guessing but pleased. The palate has serious grip, chew, pucker, but never forgets fruitiness and, importantly, a herbal detail that says ‘this ain’t a white wine, it’s something entirely different’ (but good). I like that it extends long in the palate and feels more like a serious but light red wine, despite its ultra fresh feel and delicate fruit flavours. The message is, this is outstanding.


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