I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a long time.
About The Wine
Australia's most ambitious Pinot Gris? Possibly. A wine of remarkable, world-class quality? Absolutely.
Owen Latta takes Pinot Gris to the next level here. It's fruit from Tarrington that sat for two weeks on skins before pressing then was left to mature on lees for 12 months before bottling.
It's Owen pushing the textural boundaries of the variety, looking for a level of weight and complexity seldom seen in this variety from Australia.
Gary Walsh awarded it 96 points, the highest score ever for a Pinot Gris on The Wine Front. It's 'amber' wine done right.
If you want to try it, you'll need to be quick. There were only 300 bottles made.
About Latta / Eastern Peake
Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.
Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.
The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Own Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.