Chain of Ponds `Amelia's Letter` Pinot Grigio 2018 (12 x 750mL), ADL Hills.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $20

$18.99 per Bottle
$227.88 per case

Overview

Intensely aromatic, fresh fruit driven nose exhibiting new season peach, fresh nectarine and Nashi pear, balanced by lifted honeysuckle, hints of elderflower and a citrus zest.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

VINEYARD

Sourced from two vineyards, one from each end of the Adelaide Hills. The first, East of Gumeracha, gives subtle citrus notes with fresh pear and nectarine. The second block, from the cooler Kuitpo region, allows the fruit to develop slowly, giving fresh nectarine and pear notes with a firm citrus and green apple acid line. The vineyards provide different fruit profiles with a variation in ripeness and acidity adding to the wine's fruit complexity.

WINERY

Split into two pickings, Gumeracha on the 19th Feb and Kuitpo on the 28th Feb, the Gumeracha parcel was hand picked and whole bunch pressed while the Kuitpo fruit was machine picked and left in contact with the skins briefly to extract flavour from the skins. The free run juice was used to produce a delicate fragrant wine, clarified completely and cool fermented to avoid excessive ester production. Fermented to dryness then left on lees for 4 months to build texture, complexity and palate depth.

COLOUR

Brilliant clarity with pale golden straw and a slight green hue.

BOUQUET

Intensely aromatic, fresh fruit driven nose exhibiting new season peach, fresh nectarine and Nashi pear, balanced by lifted honeysuckle, hints of elderflower and a citrus zest.

PALATE

The palate has good fruit intensity with trueness of fruit displaying rounded stone fruit and freshly cut pear. The floral notes show upfront blending in with a citrus zest. The palate has balanced chalky acidity and great intensity, drive and length with a subtle creaminess from the lees contact.

CELLARING

Enjoy young.

MATCH

A perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters, shellfish, white fleshed fish or equally suited to a lazy afternoon in the sun. For a more peculiar pairing try our suggestion of Vietnamese Bahn Mi.

Medals & Trophies

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

94 POINTS GOLD ~ 2018 Wine Showcase New Releases

4 STARS EQUAL TOP IN CATEGORY ~ Winestate Annual Pinot Grigio

"Fruit from both ends of cool-climate Adelaide Hills comes together merrily in this lively white fashioned by winemaker Greg Clack. As days become warmed, this ideal summer wine, boasting waves of inviting crisp and ripe pear flavours, will deliver ultimate enjoyment." ~ John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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The Place

The ‘Chain of Ponds’ initially described a creek which ran all the way from beyond Kersbrook to its confluence with the River Torrens near Prairie in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The area was dotted at regular intervals with small ponds, having no visible connection above the ground but never drying up even in the driest, hottest summers. Much of the chain of water holes known as the Chain of Ponds vanished under the waters of the Millbrook Reservoir in 1918.

Viticulture

The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills Wine region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988.  The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Barbera.

Winemaker - Greg Clark

Chain of Ponds winemaker Greg Clack was awarded a winemaking degree at Adelaide University in 2003 and had extensive winemaking experience, working at wineries in the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale before joining Chain of Ponds in 2005. Greg initially working under our founding winemaker Neville Falkenberg, learning some of the secrets to producing elegant, cool climate wines. But in 2007 Neville moved on to other pastures leaving the gate open for Greg to step up and continue Chain of Pond’s drive to produce world class wines.  In 2008 Greg was a finalist in the Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Throughout his career Greg has earned the respect of his peers for his hard work and attention to quality and has achieved many awards for his wines. He has meticulous attention to detail and is absolutely focused on quality both in the vineyards and in the winery . . . we are sure that his best wines are still to be made!

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