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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley... The twin tales of terre a terre»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»

Pipers Brook Estate Pipers Brook Vineyard Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Pipers Brook & Tamar Valley Tasmania
From vines planted in the 1990s, to estate vineyards in Tamar Valley and around Pipers Brook. The fully ripe expressions of West Tamar are balanced by the naturally high, flavoursome malic acidity derived from Pipers Brook, achieving a tight, refreshing and complex style. The vines are meticulously hand tended, maximizing exposure of the bunches to the sun, realizing harvests with the most intense flavours. A generously complex wine of remarkable intensity, courtesy of the natural skin tannins, so ideal with antipasto, oven roasted turkey or white game.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$365.00
Pinot Gris ripens quickly in all but the coolest of climates, it's ideally suited to the temperate Tasmanian season. Crop levels are kept low by selective bunch thinning to maximize intensity of flavour. Grapes are hand harvested throughout the chill of early morning. Fruit is crushed and immediately processed, the philosophy being to capture and retain the delectable characters of Pinot Gris while still on the vine. Parcels are pressed and treated to a short period of skin contact, extracting additional flavours which are locked away in the skins, this creates a more complex, rich and savoury style of Pinot Gris. Juices are slowly vinified at lower temperatures in a mix of barrel and fermenters, followed by early bottling.
Copper straw hue. Complex bouquet with a lovely depth of aroma, blooming with fragrant pear, jonagold apple, tangelo zest and goji berries. Jasmine and potpourri, subtle nutmeg notes. The palate is generous, full bodied and dry, poached pear flavours, strudels and paw paw, ginger and cinnamon spice, finishing with a fine chalky, mineral dryness.
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