The sheer visceral pleasure here is through the roof. So, so good.
About The Wine
Owen Latta's relationship with this vineyard goes back to the 1990s when he dad once made a Rosé from the fruit farmed on this block.
The Australian public wasn't quite ready for the serious style of Rosé that he was producing so the Rosé project was put on hold, but the families stayed in touch.
In 2017 Owen called them up, "How's that Pinot Gris look nowadays?"
"Great!" came back the response, so Owen filled a couple of Picking bins a turned out this little beauty. It's fine, tense, minerally - a top notch 'fine wine' version of Pinot Gris with no additions whatsoever.
It's a gorgeous glass of wine.
About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino
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 Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.