2010 Sandpiper Pinot Gris

Comments

The nose is lifted with lots of herbal notes, strawberry fruit and pear. The palate is medium to full bodied, with dried apples and citrus fruits. The palate is very rich and mouth filling with ample flavour and character. The palate finishes with lovely length and poise.

Vinification Notes

Crushed, destemmed and then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings were not used. Fermented using French yeast at 12-15 degrees Celsius. The ferment was kept slow and cool to retain all the natural flavours of the grape. The wine was then racked and filtered. Bottling took place soon afterwards so the wine was a true expression of the grape and the terroir from which it was made.

Vintage Notes

The 2010 vintage followed good winter rainfall in 2009 and allowed vineyards to commence the 2010 season with good soil moisture levels. This soil moisture, combined with moderate weather conditions throughout most of the growing season allowed for good fruit set and canopy development. In summary an excellent vintage, with very little extreme weather resulting in fantastic colour and flavour in red varietals, and excellent acid and flavour profiles for whites.

Harvested

April 2010

Gold - Top at 2011 National Wine Show

Bronze at 2011 Adelaide Wine Show

James Halliday Wine Companion 2012

90 Points

Winewise Magazine, July 2011 - "Highly Recommended"

"Delicate pear varietal aroma's introduce the wine which has an attractive chalky / mineral texture with very good depth of varietal fruit and a long vibrant finish. More in the Grigio style, it's best in the short term at a very good price. Excellent value."  

Selector Magazine, Summer 11/12

"This was the best performed of the budget-priced wines and at $14.95 RRP, represents great value. This Barossa producer has headed into the cooler reaches of the Eden Valley for this single site white. It has attractive lanolin, lavendar and floral aromas, good intensity, pleasing texture and balanced zippy acidity. Dave Mavor saw 'fantastic minerality' on the nose."

Region : 

Eden Valley

Bottled : 

December 2010

Total Acidity : 

6.3

Alcohol : 

13.5

Tasting Notes