The 2020 growing season was an exciting year that brought many challenges
but was ultimately very rewarding. The season started with a cooler spring
along with a cool summer. The decrease in temperature allowed the vines to
ripen slowly and prolonged the harvest period. This permitted the grapes to
retain acidity and has led to increased flavour and aromatics.
The Pinot Gris is sourced from the Glengarry vineyard situated in
the Tamar Valley, Tasmania.
Harvested in April of 2020, the grapes were hand
harvested and gently processed in the winery they were
destemmed into fermenters and left on skins for 4 days. Once the
desired colour and texture were achieved. The grapes were gently
basket pressed and split into two parcels, one to ferment in French
oak while the other to ferment in stainless steel tank. The wine was
matured for 6 months and then blended together to tank for
bottling. Minimal fining and filtration were utilised.
No animal products were used in the production of this wine.
The bouquet opens with a floral blossom followed by notes of
ginger and grapefruit pith. On the palate the wine gives hints of
baked apple and cinnamon, while also showing a very crisp and fresh
liveliness, the finish is smooth and balanced.