2018 Pinot Gris

Retail
$22.00
Case
$132.00
Varieties
Pinot Gris
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

Rather than removing the naturally occurring colour from our Pinot Gris, as a true expression of varietal character we choose to retain it in this wine. The resultant slight rose-gold hue matches the equally rich and robust fruit characters on the palate, expressing what has been a drier than average vintage, leading to fruit-rich wines.
The 2018 Pinot Gris has opulent pear, lychee and peach flavours complemented by subtle citrus zest, fullness with fruit sweetness in the middle palate and refreshing acidity.
There certainly is no mistaking the variety in the bottle; this vintage is yet another classic example of our chosen style!

Growing Conditions

Harvested in the cool of the early morning, Pinot Gris from optimum vineyard sites throughout the Clare Valley was crushed, chilled to 5 degrees and pressed, the pressings separated. A cool fermentation ensued for two weeks, allowing maximum lifted varietal fruit expression. Individual vineyard parcels were cold-filtered with a single pass before carefully blending together.
The wine has been cold and protein stabilised to industry standards, fined, filtered and immediately bottled under screw cap to encapsulate the flavours and ensure freshness.

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Reviews

Tony Love
Herald Sun - Professional

August 7, 2018 14:30

An extremely popular annual release from respected Clare producer Tim Adams and winemaker Brett Schutz. Its point of difference has always been a faint pink or as the winery calls it, a “rose gold” tinge, a subtle result of the variety’s unusual grey-bronze skin colour. It’s immediately attractive in its cut and quartered apple and pear characters, nose to tail, with fabulous refreshing acidity underlying the whole line and length. More-ish beyond deliciousness.

4.5

John Rozentals
OZ Baby Boomers - Professional

August 11, 2018 14:30

I know, I know, I’m not supposed to like pinot gris, aka pinot grigio in its more acidic Italian style, but I’ll make an exception for this beauty. It’s truly outstanding, from its slight salmon tinge through to the excellent balance of peach and pear flavours and acidity on the palate, which provides a great tasting experience.