2012 Garden Pinot Gris

2012 Garden Pinot Gris

$42.00

The Wine.
Who says pinot gris can’t age? This wine is looking better than ever. Golden coloured, with an evolving nose of beeswax and lanoline, honey and baked pears. Some bacon fat notes add a savoury twist to the aromas, while there is a richness and roundness that caresses the palate. Honey, spice, buttered cooked apples meld together, with a cheesy, nutty complexity and soft yet refreshing acidity rounds out the palate. Drink with perfectly ripe tallegio or another washed rind cheese and great bread. Heaven!

James Halliday rated : 92

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Description

The 2012 Vintage.
The 2011/2012 season resulted in a small crop of excellent fruit. Winter rains provided good soil moisture and the wet weather continued at the start of the growing season. The rain stopped well in time for flowering, and the ripening period proceeded warm and dry. Considered one of the best vintages on the Mornington Peninsula so far.

Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Vineyards: 100% Garden Vineyard

Vinification.
Hand harvested
Whole bunch pressing
100% wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels (3-8 years old)
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
10 months in wood on lees with one racking prior to bottling
Light fining and filtration
Alcohol 14%

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence; - To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7000) - For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Liquor License No. 36090401