Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Pinot Gris 2018 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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RRP $20

$17.99 per Bottle
$107.94 per case

Overview

Named in honour of the remarkable migratory bird, which can be seen fossicking around the vineyard before flying to the northern hemisphere, sometimes as far as Siberia, before the chill of winter shrouds the Barossa - something of a reminder of the tenacity and commitment which is required for long term viticulture.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

17.5/20 – Raymond Chan

Bright, even, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is a little shy in expression but gently fills with aromas of white stone fruits with savoury stone fruit kernels at the core and suggestions of fresh nutty elements. This unfolds a chalky minerality with aeration and shows good presence. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours of white stone fruits, pears and florals form a moderately concentrated, rounded heart with good drive and line. The mouthfeel is soft-textured with integrated acidity, and the wine flows with presence leading to a restrained, subtle finish. This is a moderately concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stone fruit, pear and floral flavours on a rounded core with good weight.

Winery Tasting Notes

The high altitude and cool climate vineyard conditions of Eden Valley has produced a wine which is visually pale straw in colour with lively green hues. Aromas of lime, nashi pear & spice fill the glass and on the palate, it boasts great depth of flavour, pulled together with an almost chalky citrus acid backbone.

Medals & Trophies

Silver at 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show

Bronze at 2018 Barossa Wine Show

Bronze at 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Bronze at 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

After 20 years in vineyard development, Thorn-Clarke is without doubt one of the most exciting Barossa Valley brands to enter the market in some time. The name Thorn-Clarke derives literally from the relationship between two long time Barossa Families. Founders David and Cheryl Clarke (Nee Thorn) work with their son and daughter, Sam and Nicole, in this family-orientated business. With four family-owned vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valley, Thorn-Clarke produces wines across three ranges (Sandpiper, Shotfire and William Randell). All represent exceptional value and display true regional character. This label showcases the best that the Barossa has to offer.

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