2016 Pinot Gris
The very early and compressed 2016 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.
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.
Food Match: Best with seafood and white meats
*If cellared, this wine it will develop extra body and rich fruit characters with bottle age. Contact our Cellar Door to purchase our Museum Release Pinot Gris.