Origin: Margaret River
Region: Western Australia
Grape(s): Pinot Gris
Style: Light-bodied white aged in stainless steel
Medium lemon green in the glass, just like classic Pinot Gris should look like. Superb aromatics that launch you right into Alsace – green apple, pear drop, loads of stone fruit and some almondy background. Beautiful texture, just so silky smooth. Balanced between the bright acid (which is not high, but very much present) and the medium levels of alcohol. Slightly bitter finish. Gorgeous representation of the grape variety in the totally opposite side of the world. Well done Mr. Arvidson.
Margaret River’s coolest crew is finally in Singapore! LS Merchants was formed by New Zealander Dylan Arvidson who started his career in Juniper Estate, but quickly realised that Chardonnay & Cabernet are not varieties he wants to put his main focus on. He ripped the textbook, threw it out the window and started producing wines from obscure varieties such as Vermentino, Petit Verdot, Mataro…There are still some delicious classics in the range, but this winery stands out for much, much more.