2020 Colours of the South
Adelaide
Pinot Gris

$25.00

Pale colour, aromas of nashi pear, florals with hints of apple make it difficult to take your nose out of the glass. Palate gives florals and pear with lemon notes giving great balance to the natural textural elements of this variety. The natural acidity that this cool area provides adds liveliness and persistence to this wine.

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Description

Vineyard:
Fleurieu, Adelaide.

Winemaking:
The Pinot Gris was handpicked and whole bunch pressed, a small parcel was transferred to older French oak and underwent indigenous yeast ferment with the balance fermented in stainless steel. Both the tank and barrels were lees stirred on a regular basis to build mouthfeel and complexity.

Tasting Notes:
Pale colour, aromas of nashi pear, florals with hints of apple make it difficult to take your nose out of the glass. Palate gives florals and pear with lemon notes giving great balance to the natural textural elements of this variety. The natural acidity that this cool area provides adds liveliness and persistence to this wine.

Cellaring:
Drink now.

Analysis:
Alc/vol 12.5%

Current Vintage Accolades

Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points

Previous Vintage Accolades

We previously produced this wine under our Purple Hands Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris. Here are some of the previous accolades this wine received.

2019 Vintage
Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) – 95 points
Patrick Eckel – 93 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 91 points
2019 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal

2018 Vintage
Patrick Eckel – 92 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 92 Points

2017 Vintage
James Halliday – 94 Points

2016 Vintage
Patrick Eckel – 92 Points

2015 Vintage
James Halliday – 91 Points

2014 Vintage
James Halliday – 93 Points

2012 Vintage
James Halliday – 91 Points

Reviews

“This project is the work of good mates Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade. Stylistically pinot gris/grigio in Australia can come in many different shapes and sizes. This example is streamlined and fresh but has some fleshiness and roundness taking it nicely into the pinot gris sphere. Delicate florals of lemon pith and chamomile take the lead and then on the palate the refreshing natural acidity shines bright and balances out the layered primary fruit notes of nectarine and ripe pear. A smashable summer drop – drink with grilled scallops, ginger and shallots or with your favourite yum cha dumplings.” Matt Dunne 90 points

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