2020 Whisson Lake Pinot Gaz

Juicy, vibrant and completely joyous, this organic Pinot Noir offers excellent bang for your buck.

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Whisson Lake are makers of excellent, age-worthy Pinot. They have typically built their wines for the cellar, and indeed are often released with years of bottle age; Pinot Gaz represents somewhat of a departure in style. By bottling very young and fresh, here they have captured new elements of expression from their beautiful vineyard.

All Whisson Lake wines come from the one vineyard, perched high up in the Piccadilly Valley. Farming is organic and vinification is very traditional: wild yeasts, hot ferments, minimal manipulation. A short maturation period in old French oak and sent to bottle with only a touch of sulphur.

The wine is pure joy to drink. Pale and delicate to look at yet generous and deeply flavoured. Loads of red fruits, a bit of earthiness and sweet spice. Excellent drinking and excellent value.

The vineyard has been using organic practices for many many years - the spray program has always been based on sulphur (and tiny bit of copper), the fertiliser program on fish, seaweed and manures for decades, and we stopped undervine herbiciding in 2015. Everything we do in the vineyard is focused on improving the health of the soil and the vines with as few inputs as possible.

Our cool climate means our grapes ripen late, in many years just as the vine leaves are turning and the nights are growing cold. That presents a challenge for fermenting, as we take our cues from traditional Burgundian winemaking styles focusing on small ferments and aim to get our ferments up around 30 degrees Celsius. We insulate and warm our ferments, because vintage is cold when you are this high in the Piccadilly Valley. The young wines grow slowly in their barrels for 18 to 20 months on grows lees, we do not filter or fine, 30ppm SO2 only.

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