2018 Mada Wines Sui Generis 3.0 Pinot Gris 1.5L

Hilltops, NSW

Scarce, one-off Magnum from the talented Hamish Young. Full-throttled skin contact Pinot Gris.


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About The Wine

Each year Hamish Young makes one experimental wine as a limited, once off release.

This year he's gone whole-hog on a crazy textural, full-blown 100% carbonic macerated Pinot Gris.

Every year a portion of this pinkish Gris makes it into his Mada Pinot Gris (around 15% this year). This is the first time he has bottled it individually.

It's only available in magnum because one bottle of this just wouldn't be enough!

About Mada Wines

Mada Wines sees ex-Eden Road operational winemaker Hamish Young venture out on his own for the first time.

Sourcing fruit from some great sites across the Canberra and Hilltops regions, his first releases were a smash hit and his star continues to rise.

His wines show a fresher and more modern side of NSW wine, all about vibrant fruit and ease of drinking. He looks for texture in his aromatic whites, freshness in his delightful red wines, each release sees him refine his own 'house style' a little more.

This is a Canberra producer to watch for the future. One of the new crop of Canberra which is shaking up the regional scene.

The Mada man himself, Hamish Young
The Mada man himself, Hamish Young
Canberra, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Sui Generis wines are for my own exploration. My playground. One off, never repeated wines. This is the third instalment of a sui generis wine. Every vintage, unique wines to the core Mada range will evolve through a desire to individually express a certain vineyard or the varieties within.

Every vintage a small component of Pinot Gris is put through carbonic maceration before blending back in to my final Pinot Gris blend, along side a barrel fermentation component, and a stainless steel tank component. The carbonic component, while only comprising approximately 15% of the final wine, brings considerable energy and texture. Texture built through the slow, patient process of carbonic maceration. As the berries break down over time, the wine is exposed to the pink skins of Pinot Gris where it picks up the vibrant colour to match the generosity on the palate.

In keeping with the sui generis approach to these wines, every wine has influence from a different artist.

John Ruman - Bolt & Berries
Block print on hand cut linen

‘I wanted the idea to be as close to the philosophy of Sui Generis as possible. Using block printing onto a hand cut fabric label meant that each individual bottle would be just that, uniquely individual.

The idea in the design was 18 berries for the 2018 vintage and the lightning bolt to symbolise the one-off approach. As the saying goes, 'Lightning never strikes the same place twice'.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 1.5L


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