Ashton Hills Pinot Gris Tardy

Stephen George likens the climate at Ashton to that of Alsace, and his “Tardy” reference to late harvest is a cheeky reflection of Alsace’s “Vendange Tardive” styles. There are few places in the world able to achieve such a beautiful interplay of textural structure, generous sweetness, succulent fruit presence and finely mineral acidity. Impeccably handled oak and lees complexity contribute layers of texture and character without disrupting its purity of pear, dried fruit and mixed spice flavours. A match made in heaven with Chinese cuisine. $27 at World Wine.