2017 Sandpiper Pinot Gris
The wine has bright lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. Intense pear like palate, clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the wines charm. A clean and lingering finish.
Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press). After settling the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of the fruit.
Post fermentation the wine was stabilized, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.
A well above average wet spring led into a dry stable summer. Cooler than average temperatures led to a later start for vintage which help aid the fruit development. White wines from 2017 will be vibrant and intense with good balance.
90 Points - Wine Business Monthly, August 2017
A gris in a grigio shape, pale light and focused, with pear presence and lemon crunch focused, fresh, fruity and spicy. A celebration of the personality of gris and the cut of cool, estate Eden Valley vineyards.