About The Wine
Lethbridge main man, Ray Nadeson takes his Pinot Gris very seriously. Indeed, it would be hard to find a more 'worked' or 'crafted' Pinot Gris in this country.
His hand-picked fruit is meticulously basket pressed as whole bunches away from oxygen before being fermented with indigenous yeast in French oak barrels, it then sees extended time on lees in old barrels before being bottled without filtration.
The texture and phenolics here, abound.
If you enjoy a more voluptuous and weighty style of Pinot Gris, then Lethbridge exemplifies the style better than almost anyone.
Lethbridge is living proof that those pie-in-the-sky ideas you have with friends over a glass of wine can come true (if you are as talented and hard working as Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas).
This operation is considered one of the leading lights in the 'natural wine' movement, being founded on the idea that great fruit should speak for itself.
The vineyards are grown with an organic philosophy and as little as possible is added to the wines through the winemaking process. The wines have a certain style to them, but most of all, the song of Geelong sings through the whole range.
They are fascinating and delicious all at once.