This block of fruit was planted in 1999. The palate of this Gris is as thick as the trunks of the vines it is grown on. This vintage is not a fruit forward version, but rather full-bodied, with a touch of tannin from the ripe skins. It tastes almost as though it has spent time in neutral barrels, which it has not.
A complete mouth feel, rich, heavy and as thick as the trunks of the vines these grapes came from. Showing notes of crab-apple, peach, and a light honey effect which goes well with its herbaceous background.
These grapes came off the vines late October, and were pressed hard with the skins of this grape bleeding in a little colour and tannin to the wine. The grapes were ripe! The grape skins added weight and body to this unusual expression of Pinot Gris.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine can stand up to heavy cream sauces, barbecue, seafood, or whatever is in the fridge.