This Pinot Gris was carefully selected from a vineyard in Murrumbateman, which has a distinctive soil profile of friable clay loams over decomposing granites. The persistent cool evenings coupled with the free draining nature of the soil provides an excellent site for growing magnificent cool climate fruit.
2011 was cooler than average, allowing varieties such as Pinot Gris to show great varietal expression. The Canberra Pinot Gris was fermented in old French barrels and matured for 6 months on lees prior to bottling.
The barrel fermentation provides an interesting textural component to the wine, which displays nashi and exotic lychee flavours and aromas.
Spring was quite wet and mild, however fruit set wasn’t affected by the weather and was perfect. Summer was mild from December onwards. Picking occurred in March after a long, dry ripening season. Tasting notes: Intense passionfruit and lemon aromas and flavours. The palate is mineral and long with a...
Riesling is one of the Canberra District icons. We believe Canberra does and will continue to produce some of the best examples of Riesling in Australia. Its continental climate is perfectly suited to growing lively and beautifully poised Riesling. Tasting Notes Intense tropical fruit, lime and lychees aromas with a...
Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety with rose coloured skins and is typically made into a white wine. We allow a small amount of skin contact to encourage some colour but more importantly some texture from phenolics in our pinot gris. The result is a lovely blush coloured,...