About The Wine
This is a super delicious take on Pinot Gris from Mount Gambier.
The fruit began fermenting as whole berries for five days, then sat on skins for eight days picking up all the vibrant colour from the pinkish skins of the Pinot Gris grape. A small amount of Pinot Noir Rosé was also blended in for a lift of perfume and freshness.
With the whole berry ferment, skin contact and barrel time, this is basically Pinot Gris made like a red wine.
If you're looking for more experimental takes on this mercurial variety, this version from Andrew Burchell is a great place to start.
About Good Intentions Wine Co.
Andrew and Louise Burchell moved to Mount Gambier with a view to start a family, grow grapes and craft wines that showcase the unique terroir of their home.
Mount Gambier is Australia's youngest volcano, having last erupted only 6000 years ago. The Burchell farm and their additional leased vineyards are all set on the slopes of Mount Gambier, the mix of rich volcanic soils and mineral-charged water making for unique grape growing conditions in their little patch of earth.
The Good Intentions wines are all made with indigenous yeasts, bottled unfined and unfiltered and released with little to no sulphur. These are slightly wild and idiosyncratic wines packed with personality.
An interesting producer doing things just a little bit different in their patch of the country.