2018 Mountadam Vineyards Eden Valley Pinot Gris

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.

Appearance: Straw

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.

Alcohol: 13%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Wine maker: Helen McCarthy

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