Pinot Gris Grigio Clare South Australia
Tim Adams can rely on harvests from Valley Clare's bravest vineyards to source the finest parcels of Pinot Gris. Rather than removing the distinctive grey tint of the grape's skin, Tim Adams chooses to retain this charming feature of Pinot Gris in the finished wine. Vinified from the complete pressings of fruit, the totality of which have made a remarkable contribution to a soundly structured Pinot Gris, the pinkish bronze hue sets the stage for an alluring nose, followed by a rich, robust palate and long, memorable finish.
A collation of harvests from choice Clare Valley sites, the Ladera and Sandow vineyards, Bastian and Sheoak, several of which are part of the estate portfolio. Tim Adams is focused exclusively on parcels of Clare Valley Pinot Gris, selected on the basis authentic varietal and regional characters. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of early morning, grapes are crushed, chilled and pressed, all pressings are returned and included in the musts. A cool fermentation over the course of a fortnight is arrested just before completion to retain a slight residual sweetness. Components are cold and protein stabilised, followed by an immediate bottling to ensure freshness.
A distinctive rose gold hue. Opulent pear, lychee and peach aromas, complemented by subtle lemon zest notes. The palate exhibits pear, lychee and peach flavours, complemented by fullness and some sweetness in the middle, supported by cleansing acidity. To be enjoyed while young and vibrant, alongside Asian cuisine, Al fresco and all good seafood.