Polperro Pinot Gris 2020
|Vineyard||Mill Vineyard Altitude : 270m above sea level Coordinates: 38*21’48’’ south, 144* 58’38’ East Average rainfall: 900mm Clone: D2V7 1 acre Cropping: 1.8 tons/acreTrellising system: VSP and cane pruned Planted : 1994 Vineyard orientation : gentle northly slope with vineyard rows running due North.
Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.
|Wine Making||The fruit is handpicked and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the winemaking process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids, with minimal sulphur added. Fermentation occurs using wild yeast and it is then left unsulfured to the following summer at which time most of the wine has completed full malo- lactic fermentation . A minimal amount of sulphur is added and left in barrel for a total of 6 months where it is racked off gross lees and transferred to tank. The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration.|
|Tasting Notes||Lifted pear, lemongrass and fresh pea on the nose. The palate is filled with a spice and texture. It’s pure elegant, medium bodied, with a fresh finish.|
|Review||Poached pear, cinnamon and soft oak – subdued and poised. Rounded, textural and compelling, ripe and serious. Classic gris generosity, with complexity that adds serious sophistication. Benchmark The Real Review – 96 POINTS
The words ‘Pinot Gris’ and ‘exceptional’ rarely meet in a sentence, but those that take the variety seriously know that high quality wines are a possibility and a delight – textural detail, complexity of fruit flavours and jubilant perfume are the by-product of considered winemaking. This wine has it all. A benchmark expression, and so delicious. WBM – 94 POINTS
Blend of fruit from both Mill Hill and Talland Hill vineyards. Ambient yeast and low sulphur. Full malo and barrel fermentation followed by six months in barrel. The only one of these Polperro wines to have a screwcap. More Friuli than Alsace on the nose but on the palate there’s quite a bit of residual sugar. Modern winemaking. Easy and clean but a bit standard issue. Light chewiness on the end. Just a little simple at this point but perhaps it will gain complexity. Jancis Robinson
Case of 6