2020 Animale Amber Gris

Yarra Valley, VIC

A well-poised Pinot Gris that beautifully strikes the balance between textural complexity and sheer smashability.  Great value.



About The Wine

Pinot Gris is a variety that can show many different sides, and this lovely little drop somehow manages to cover the lot!

It's put together by much-loved Arfion winemaker Dave Mackintosh, whose own Pinot Grigios and Gris are some of the Yarra's finest.

With a mixture of tank and barrel, skins and destemmed fruit, this has both savoury texture and pure, fresh fruit.  A great introduction to orange wine and just one of those 'sweetspot' Pinot Gris that's hard to put down.

Winemaker Dave Mackintosh
Winemaker Dave Mackintosh
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Cahillton Vineyard, Yarra Valley

From teenage Pinot Gris vines on a gentle west-facing slop of ironstone rich, grey/brown clay loams in the Gruyere sub-region. Picked in early March, approximately 70% of the Cahillton Pinot Gris was pressed directly to tank on full solids to undergo natural fermentation. Fermentation was allowed to peak at 24 degrees and, with regular lees stirring, we were able to get the desired savoury edge. The remaining 30% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed to open-top fermenters to get some skin contact.

Natural fermentation started after a few days, and we started to push the grapes around to extract colour, flavour and tannin. After 2 weeks on skins the grapes were pressed direct to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation and aging for a few months. Once everything was nice and stable, the skinsy Gris was put together with the fresher pressed version. To enhance complex characters and mouthfeel, the wines were chilled lightly and left without sulphur until just before bottling. No fining or filtration.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml


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