2021 Animale Amber Gris

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

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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.

This year's blend is 62% Cahilton vineyard (a limestone-rich west-facing slope in the Gruyere subregion) and Napoleone (slightly north facing slope of light brown, duplex clay loams in the Coldstream subregion). All the Cahilton and half the Napoleone fruit was gently destemmed to open-top fermenters to get some skin contact. Natural fermentation started after a few days, and the grapes were then pushed around a bit to extract colour, flavour and tannin.

The remaining Napoleone Gris was pressed directly to tank on full solids to undergo natural fermentation. After two weeks both components were sent to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation and aging for a few months. After the wine was stable, the barrels were chilled lightly and left without sulphur until just before bottling. No fining or filtration.

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