2019 Pinot Gris
Clone: Own rooted IV7 – Vines planted in 2000.
Sourced solely from Lone Star Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley
Fruit picked on 8 March, 2019
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 114 dozen
Analysis: Baume: 13.2; pH: 3.48; TA: 4.9 grams/litre
Crushed, pressed & cooled at receival, barrel fermentation.
Maturation on lees in used French Barrique (225l) before transfer to stainless steel prior to bottling.
Cold stabilised, filtered and bottled 5 August, 2019.
A very light pink colour (from minimal skin maceration). Classic bouquet of nashi pear and apple moving through to a light spice. On the palate, fuller bodied almost unctuous style with soft acids and mouth filling texture. Flavours of pear and gentle spice linger.
Will complement almost any lighter food combination, for example, white bait, Caesar salads and vegetarian pasta dishes.
Vegan friendly: no animal products used
12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks
The Wine Front 93 points:
“Lots of colour. Pink into straw into almost-bronze. Dry, tense, impactful wine, as highly strung as they come and impressive funnily enough as a result. Pear, apple, gunmetal and green pineapple characters. Spice too. Not to mention texture. You get a lot of wine, a lot to ruminate on, for a mere $20. One of those ‘Australian wine is such an interesting place now’ releases.” winefront.com.au