The vintage gave fruit of intense flavour and aroma. Partial barrel fermentation has added texture and depth to the sweet floral and pear characters. Hints of sweet spice and honey accompany the stone fruit.
This wine has a silky body, mouth‐filling texture and a balanced citrus finish. If cellared, this wine it will develop extra body and rich fruit characters with bottle age.
This Pinot Gris fruit was hand‐picked in two passes at differing ripeness to produce a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. The earlier pick provides the tight acid and restraint with the riper pick adding body and richness. Partial barrel ferment in older barriques with weekly lees stirring over three months has given extra depth and added complexity on the palate.
The Deviation Road vineyard is situated at 550m in the famously cool Adelaide Hills. The altitude of this particular site ensures cool conditions during ripening, ideal for freshness and elegance.
Fermentation: 80% stainless steel + 20% oak
Residual Sugar: 0.8g/l
Cellar: 5‐7 years
This Heirloom Vineyards Pinot Grigio was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch-by-bunch, naturally fermented free run juice, and bottled immediately to retain the purity of the fruit.
The colour is bright and beautiful with green straw tinges at the edges of the glass. Let it catch the light and marvel at the sparkle.
This wine has an intense aroma of fresh-cut pear and clingstone peach accented by citrus blossom and soft floral notes. Overall it has a 3 dimensional quality to the aromas, ripening rock melon and some mown grass. Citrus blossom and soft floral notes dominate.
The palate has that extra dimension. Fresh, textural acidity is complimented with juicy Nashi pear, Honeydew melon and lemon sherbet flavours all entwined with a middle palate viscosity that makes it both refreshing, soft and juicy. Almost impossible to over-chill this wine can be drunk with an amazing array of foods or just by itself. The acidity and freshness is the key to keeping all the flavour to the forefront.
An extraordinary Pinot Grigio from the Adelaide Hills that will cellar well but is so deliciously perfect now any argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.
100% Mount Gambier.
Named after our two beautiful daughters.
Crisp, fresh lively Nashi Pear with oyster shell mineral tones. Hints of guava notes stemming from the partial barrel ferment. As it warms in the glass hints of honey and white peach shine through.
Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape variety. Pinot Grigio is Italian, Pinot Gris is French. “Grigio” and “Gris” both meaning grey which is the hue present in colour of the grapes.
Silver Perth Royal Wine Show 2016
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Dru Reschke - owner and vigneron