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2023 Colours of the South
Adelaide Hills
Pinot Gris

$30.00

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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Vineyard:
Adelaide Hills.

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.

Current Vintage Accolades

2023 Vintage:
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 points
Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion) – 93 points
QWine Reviews – 93 points
Silver Medal 2023 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Bronze Medal 2023 ANZ Boutique Wine Show

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.

2022 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points

2021 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points
Patrick Eckel – 91 points
2021 Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show – Silver Medal

2020 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points

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

Beautiful florals greet you and stay the journey. A silky and polished Pinot Gris for your drinking pleasure.

Jasmine flowers and little white field flowers spill from the glass. It slides in and its splendor is obvious. That sheen and measured presence ooze sophistication. Lemon juice and lime zest team up and stay the course. White fleshed nectarines and pie apple add further appeal with a finish etched with delicate ginger and cinnamon spices. Presented with a gloriously coloured label, the shelf appeal is sky high. I’d happily recommend this without hesitation. Yes, yes and yes! Qwine Reviews

What a pretty-smelling wine! It’s all wildflowers and citrus zest with a light swell of richer stone fruit notes at the backend. Its bright, saline line of acidity shapes the palate nicely, providing both velocity and frame for the tight, bright fruit. There is just a slink of texture there too, along with some alluring gingery spice and clotted cream notes. All in all, it’s a lovely example of the variety and promises good drinking times. 93 points Dave Brookes Halliday Wine Companion