Mark's Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Adelaide Hills, SA

This single vineyard has become one of Australia’s most respected cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay producers. Our parcels of fruit receive high input viticulture, hand-pruning, shoot thinning, leaf plucking, bunch thinning, multiple wire-lifts, low cropping levels and hand picking.

The Vineyard is under the ownership of Matthew Hill-Smith and his daughter Christobel, representing seven generations of continuous Hill-Smith family winemaking since 1849.

This was our first vintage of barrel fermented Pinot Gris. The 2017 vintage was long and cool, but not without difficulty due the quite frequent summer rains. This resulted in the potential crop levels being quite high and as such an aggressive bunch thinning programme was undertaken to bring the cropping levels back to traditional levels.

Overview

This single vineyard has become one of Australia’s most respected cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay producers. Our parcels of fruit receive high input viticulture, hand-pruning, shoot thinning, leaf plucking, bunch thinning, multiple wire-lifts, low cropping levels and hand picking.

The Vineyard is under the ownership of Matthew Hill-Smith and his daughter Christobel, representing seven generations of continuous Hill-Smith family winemaking since 1849.

This was our first vintage of barrel fermented Pinot Gris. The 2017 vintage was long and cool, but not without difficulty due the quite frequent summer rains. This resulted in the potential crop levels being quite high and as such an aggressive bunch thinning programme was undertaken to bring the cropping levels back to traditional levels.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light, youthful straw

Aroma

Intensity of aromatics; spring blossoms, crunchy gnashy pears with a slight spice

Palate

Great viscose palate weight and body, phenolic crunch and acid