Pinot Gris Grigio Margaret River Western Australia
Margaret River conjures up images of windswept capes and maritime life, the Fremantle doctor and balmy nights around a good bottle of chilled Pinot Gris. Breathing Space are all about the fun and funk of the sun and surf, an exciting range of contemporarily styled wines which are designed to escape the chaos of the big city and bring the drinker to a place that's relaxed and perpetually sunny. A fresh and crisp wine, minimally handled, permitting the Margaret River fruit to speak, framed by a judicious influence of leesyness and oak.
Sourced from choice vineyards, Breathing Space puts a focus on capturing the intense Margaret River regionality while retaining eloquence of fruit character. The highly favourable mesoclimes are further tempered by prevailing winds from the Indian Ocean which deliver excellent ripening conditions throughout the growing season. Hand picked throughout the cool of early morning, whole bunches are treated to a gentle press for extraction of the purest free run juices. The inclusion of light solids in the ferments contributes texture, aromaticness and complexity. After several months ageing on yeast lees, components are assembled and bottled unfined.
Brilliant pale straw with a light green hue. Ripe aromas of lychee and pear, paw paw and apple gala, mango and tropical fruits. Time spent on yeast lees has added white bread notes, barrel ferments in large format French oak has infused luxurious complexities. A richly flavoured palate brimming with lychee and pear, ripe apples and stonefruit, which continue on to a long, dry and refreshing finish.