Very unusually, this wine is not from our own vineyard, hence the slightly different label. Grapes not affected by smoke taint were sourced from Bendigo in Central Victoria. This Pinot Gris is made in our light and fresh style, but with perhaps a little more red apple crunch to go with the pear juice flavours.
Pinot gris was planted in the coolest, most south-easterly ‘Pines’ block of our site, but has now also expanded to our North block, in both cases mostly on the red soil found throughout most of the vineyard. As the vines have matured, ripeness is being achieved at more moderate alcohol. We also focus on the very fresh zesty perfume of the variety, picking relatively early to make a refreshing wine, but adding a little texture and complexity from time on yeast lees.
Our 2020 vintage was spoiled by smoke taint, so for the first time, we have purchased fruit from further afield, and only for a couple of wines for which we don’t have enough of previous vintages. The 2020 Pinot Gris is made in a similar style to our usual wine, and was sourced from Bendigo in Central Victoria, which was unaffected by bushfires.
Harvested 12 March 2020 and processed to juice for us by the talented Melanie Chester at Sutton Grange, then received at Mount Majura by tanker. Fermentation was entirely in stainless steel. Bottled under screwcap May 2020, 1011 cases made. Alcohol 12.5% by volume. Vegan friendly?: No (fined with a milk product).
Drink now to 2025.