Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


2003 Sandpiper Pinot Gris


This Vineyard is located at Mt Crawford (Eden Valley) one of South Australia's consistently coolest grape growing sites. Pear drops, peach skin with herbal undertones combine with a crisp multi-layered textured finish to create a fine example of this great variety. Inhibiting malolactic fermentation has preserved crisp natural acids which highlight the varietal fruit of this wine.

Vinification Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept separate from free run then fined and re-blended back to the free run. Fermented using French yeast at 12-15°C. The light fluffy lees were reincorporated to the wine to add mouth feel and structure. We racked the wine from lees after four months, filtered and bottled.




95% Pinot Gris, 5% Chardonnay


Early April 2003


Drinking well now. Maximum cellaring 12-18 months.

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2003 Sandpiper Pinot Gris

2003 Sandpiper Pinot Gris

2003 Sandpiper Pinot Gris

RegionEden Valley

BottledAugust 2003

Total Acidity5.37