The Sandpiper range is named after the migratory bird which visits the Thorn-Clarke vineyards annually from the northern hemisphere - something of a reminder of the tenacity and commitment which is required for long term viticulture.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
New Thorn-Clarke winemaker Helen McCarthy, a rising talent poached from Taylor’s, is showing a deft touch even with entry level wines such as this. Midway in style between the complexity of pinot gris and the freshness of pinot grigio, this is a quite delightful drink for the price, full flavoured with citrus and poached pear notes but at the same time very crisp and clean. Excellent drinkability and value.2012 Winsor Dobbin, The Grape Hunter (AUG/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is mid straw.
The nose shows lifted fruits with notes of pear and blossom.
The palate is medium bodied with Nashi pears and apple puree. There is a lovely richness and viscosity which can be attributed to the time on yeast. The wine finishes clean and crisp with great length of fruit.