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2022 Pinot Gris on Skins

The Wine.

This wine is a strange colour – not quite deep salmon and not quite pale garnet, it reminds us of peach and coral, almost the colour of an Aperol Spritz and it sparkles with brilliant clarity. On the nose it has pink damask rose perfume, hints of white pepper, sour red cherry, plums and rhubarb. There is also a savoury tomatoey umami character that follows through on the palate which is altogether more savoury than the nose. Fleshy salty red plum and tomato flavours vie with tangy acidity and firm, fine grained tannins. The perfect summer wine to pair with mortadella, finely sliced salami, and a margarita pizza.


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The 2022 Vintage.

Battered and bruised, a year you had to be brave if you were a grapevine. October and November 2021 were nasty. A significant rainstorm event, along with cold, windy and wet weather throughout this period contributed to what was a tough flowering and fruit set. Damage wasn’t confined to the pollination process, but young leaves and canopies copped a beating, resulting in subsequent lateral growth in canopies. It was a hard year, with meticulous work required in the vineyard throughout. The weather gods decided enough was enough: Summer settled, and mild weather prevailed. Resultant yields were low to say the least, with many areas of vineyards producing less than half their usual quantity. One outcome of the difficult flowering period was the prevalence of smaller berries, resulting from limited set of seeds within berries. This produced wines with intensity and structure from a larger than usual grape skin contribution in the winery. Wines evolved balance and finesse throughout their time in barrel.


Grapegrowing and Winemaking.

Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar, with assistance from Peninsula Vinecare in our vineyards and Kate McIntyre MW in the winery


Hand harvesting
Destemmed and fermented on skins (19 days total)
Pressed to barrel (2-3 year old French oak) natural MLF in barrel in Spring
10 months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling
Unfined and unfiltered


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