2018 Far Ago Hill Reserve Pinot Gris

Southern Highlands, NSW

A single-minded obsession with Pinot Gris beautifully realised. One of the most interesting/serious examples of the variety in Australia.


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About The Wine

The Far Ago Hill Pinot Gris is the labour of love of Sydney-based interior designer Katrina Hill.

After searching for the ideal site to produce exceptional, world class Pinot Gris, she relocated to the Central Ranges in 2003 to begin the Far Ago Hill story.

With soils and a climate comparable to that of Alsace in France, this vineyard produces fruit of rare balance and intensity.

Now made by the skilful hands of Nick O'Leary in Canberra, this boutique operation is one of the hidden gems of NSW wine and can rightfully make the claim of being one of the finest Pinot Gris' in the state.

Far Ago Hill vineyard
Far Ago Hill vineyard
Southern Highlands, NSW
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From The Producer

This vintage developed soft white nectarine, cut green melon, spiced pear and toasted almond deliciousness. Elegant and delicious.

The rocky sandy loam soil on a clay base, situated 750 m above sea level, in a “rain shadow” area, is perfect for grape growing, as vines traditionally like to “struggle”. Soil, climate and the elements combine to form what the French call “terroir”. And the Canyonleigh terroir is becoming recognised as being capable of producing disease free outstanding cold climate boutique wines. After planting, high calibre viticultural practices were implemented, including use of organic compounds, minimal irrigation and constant hand tending of the vines. The end wine/result is due to a combination of nature, an experienced consultant, and an outstanding winemaker.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Katrina planting Far Ago Hill
Katrina planting Far Ago Hill
Southern Highlands, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Flowers, fresh-cut pears, musk and rosewater - the smells of classic Pinot Gris waft from the glass. There's a cool minerality that runs through the core of the wine. A flinty spine that allows the fruit to fold around it effortlessly it. It's crisp and crunchy but with gorgeous mouth-filling texture. The mouth perfume of just picked spring flowers. It's a picturesque version of the variety. Clearly a wine of class. What a lovely job done here by all involved. - Different Drop Wine Team


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