Barossa - Eden Valley Pinot Gris
Vineyard: Mountadam Vineyards has long been recognised as one of Eden Valley's pinnacle vineyards. Established in the 1970's and mastering cool climate varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer before an array of red wine varieties took hold. The vineyard is situated in the High Eden region of the Barossa peaking at an altitude of 550m. The evening and at times daily breezes assist slow ripening and create superior quality of wine grapes.
Season: The vintage can be characterized as long and cool with good winter rains providing high moisture levels in the soil. January to February were cooler than expected with March having warmer days 2 - 3 degrees above average.
Wine making: Free run juice was fermented in stainless steel whilst the pressings remained on skins to ferment further in seasoned French oak barriques. Lees were stirred for three months prior to stabilisation and bottling.
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of nashi pear, green apple, fig and orange blossom.
Palate: Orange citrus, pear, nutmeg and spice lead to fresh and fruity palate with balanced acidity and layering of secondary fruits. A delightful finish, which lingers. Complexity and texture will develop with bottle age but patience is required.
Food Pairing: Pork belly with Gala apples and pomegranate salad, Red snapper curry or a selection of mature cheddar's.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine maker: Helen McCarthy
Vineyard: 100% Estate grown Pinot Gris from Eden Springs/Gatt Vineyard. Beautiful cool climate country at High Eden, the pinnacle of Barossa. Altitude 460-515m.
Season: A mild season with good Winter rain and warm February weather produced excellent ripening in the Barossa. Cool nights at High Eden brought lovely balance, while sunny days saw outstanding quality with intense colour and flavour development.
Winemaking: Handpicked, crushed and destemmed. Cool fermentation in stainless steel to preserve primary fruit and perfume. Partial maturation in oak for 4 months to gain textural interest, bottled while young and fresh. Handcrafted to exacting quality standards in our state of the art wine making facility.
Palate: An elegant and aromatic palate shows fresh lemon and spiced pear flavours with subtle flinty notes. Crisp and bright with soft, textural undertones and superb balance. A wine of beauty and grace.
Food pairing: Spicy Asian and Thai style dishes, seafood and crustaceans. Fresh curd cheese, Risotto, truffle mushroom dishes or any freshly made pasta.
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Acidity: 7.09 g/L
Winemaker: David Norman
Barossa - Eden Valley Pinot Gris
Vineyard: Sorby Adams Margret Pinot Gris is grown in the Eden Valley region of Williamstown situated at the Southern end of the Barossa. Rainfall is higher between 600 - 750ml with altitude of 470m. Soil structure is sandy loam over fractured rock high in acidity.
Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall wine grape supply. The dry ripening season through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum and cooler high country breezes allowed the grapes to ripen for a vintage of premium quality.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Clear to pale straw
Aroma/Bouquet: Lemon citrus, nashi pear with hints of stone fruit and baked apple.
Palate: Medium texture with lemon citrus, white peach and nashi pear floats through the palate developing complexity with gentle acidity on the finish.
Food Pairing: Try it with grilled shellfish, tapas, spicy foods and matured cheese.
Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L
Cellar potential: now to 5 years
Wine maker: Simon Adams