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Pinot Gris 2023

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

TASTING

A young and vibrant Pinot Gris…White florals, citrus pollen, pear, nashi and lemongrass on the nose. The palate is compact and complex initially then opens up to something textural, mineral and saline. Fresh citrus, pear, ginger spice and hints of lemongrass flow over the palate, finishing with mineral freshness.

WINEMAKING

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The fruit is handpicked between three batches and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the wine making process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur added.

Fermentation occurs using wild yeast and is then left unsulfured to the following summer at which time most of the wine has completed full malolactic fermentation.  A minimal amount of sulfur is added in the spring and left in barrel for a total of 6 months where it is racked off gross lees and into tank.  The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration. 

First two vineyards of Merricks North and Talland Hill new block were picked early to maintain fresh acidity. Whilst the up the hill vineyard of Bayview was left longer on the vine to produce riper and bolder flavours.

VINEYARD

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Mix of Bayview in Main Ridge, Bluestone estate in Merricks North and Talland Hill new block in Red Hill. Where its a mix of famed clones from Alsace, Friuli and Pfalz in Germany.

VITICULTURE

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We purchase our fruit from the vineyards, in partnership with growers, however we do use our own fruit from young vines. We grow, make and farm our vineyards using a philosophy of sustainability and regenerative agriculture, applying a mix of biological, bio-dynamic and organic practices.

REVIEW

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Light yellow colour, then a smoked charcuterie, cashewnut and peanut bouquet; it’s full bodied and rich in the mouth with a big belt of tannin, the finish emphatic and seems slightly alcohol-warmed, the aftertaste reverberating long. A very flavoursome gris with an appealing touch of spiciness – 91/100, Huon Hooke – The Real Review

PRICE

$39 RRP/ $444.60 Case of 12
Title Range Discount
Case discount 12 - 999 5%