“Rich, spicy custard apple, almost tarte-tartin, plus a yeasty-leesy note. Quite spicy on the palate too; some light, white oak flavours from 6 months in barrel, plus a piercing citrus acidity and crunchy phenolics. Complex, idiosyncratic and challenging. Extra points for that.” 95 Points, Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Made in a pure-fruited, medium-bodied style that takes its inspiration from Burgundy rather than northern Italy or Alsace, this finely weighted Gris is drawn from a south-facing site in Merricks. The fruit was hand sorted in the vineyard and winery. Whole bunch pressed into to old barriques to ferment using indigenous yeasts. The wine only goes through partial malolactic, to preserve freshness and was matured on its lees in old neutral barrel for six months.