A warmer and drier than usual vintage which in general produced wines with lots of flavour and intensity.
Rich dark fruit, blackberries, briar and spice. The palate is intense and long with velvety yet quite present tannins.
Most of the fruit was de-stemmed with about 20% included as whole bunches in the ferment. The fruit was lightly pressed at the end of fermentation directly to old 500 litre puncheons for a period of 12 months.
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,...