Forest Range, Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
This wine evolves, loves to be open over a few days. Tannins are especially cool.
Grapes: Pinot Gris (100%)
Organically grown fruit from Forest Range up in the Adelaide Hills.
Small tight bunches of pristine Grigio were perfect for long maceration. Three 7 year old french oak hogshead barrel heads were removed, then loaded with some whole bunch and some de-stemmed fruit. The heads were put back in and the barrels were laid down for fermentation. The barrels are rolled daily to homogenise the ferment and once primary was finished they were gradually topped with some direct press juice. 6 months passed and they were opened and gently pressed and returned to barrel for a further 6 months. Bottled just before picking the same fruit in 2020. Only 80 cases and 66 magnums produced.