What comes after the Sauv Blanc craze? A tidal wave of Gris? Such is the popularity of white aromatic varieties, it seems like everyone is making a Gris or Grigio. The Adelaide Hills climate has already proved to be a good breeding ground for Gris and this deliciously textured wine proves why.
This Pinot Gris fruit was hand-picked in two passes at differing ripeness to produce a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. The earlier pick provides the tight acid and restraint with the riper pick adding body and richness. Partial barrel ferment in older barriques with moderate lees stirring has given extra depth and added complexity on the palate. Picking in two passes at different ripeness results in a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. Partial barrel ferment with moderate lees stirring has given extra depth on the palate. This wine will be tight and crisp while young and develop extra body and nectar characters with bottle age.