Our 2019 Reserve Pinot Gris was made from the 457 clone of Pinot Gris grown here at Bowral in the Southern Highlands where it tends to produce more ripe, spicy flavours and textures.
It is a barrel-aged style, and as such the wine is more about complexity and palate structure than fresh, bright primary fruit. The juice was entirely fermented in 5-9-year-old French oak barrels with a portion left to ferment using wild yeast (20%). 100% of the wine rested on lees for 9 months. There is a subtle copper colour from the brief skin contact. Sweet red apple and pear aromas lead, with leesy yeast aromas in the background adding complexity. There are beautiful palate flavours of ripe red delicious apple, juicy pear, and texture gained from maturation on lees in old barrels. A lovely line of acid works well with the juicy textures, adding a palate-cleansing and refreshing effect. Lovely cool-climate Pinot Gris. Will age well.
A very easy wine to drink, pairing well with pork, chicken and richer seafood.
Drink now to 2027.