2021 Architects of Wine Macerazione Pinot Grigio

Adelaide Hills, SA

Sexy, skin-contact Pinot Grigio from organic, cool-climate vineyards in the Adelaide Hills.


I really like it but it is out of the box... Would drink a tonne of this, and likely over ice at times. Why not?

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Winemaker David Caporaletti gives this skinsy expression of Pinot Grigio up to 17 days of maceration—more than enough time to impart bags of texture, tannin, and colour!

Pinot Grigio's unique character means the wine has an almost rosé-like pink blush to it, with tartness and refreshment to match. But the wine is still closer to a skin-contact white than anything else, showing loads of stone fruit underpinned by some sensual savouriness.

All the grapes come from organically-farmed vineyards in Adelaide Hills by way of Woodside, and their cool-climate origin is evident in the wine's juicy acid.

About Architects of Wine

The name says it all, Architects of Wine. A passion project of architect turned winemaker David Caporaletti, his winemaking hobby soon became an obsession, which in turn became a label and a new career.

David’s aims with his winemaking is to create interesting and textural wines which are true expressions of the vineyard, vintage and their unique characteristics. His wines are made in incredibly small batches, sometimes of only a few hundred bottles each.

With such small production he is able to take a hands off approach to the winemaking allowing the purity of the fruit to shine through. Each wine has a distinct personality that comes from the attention to detail that Dave gives to each and every parcel of grapes he processes. No additions are made to the wines save for a small amount of sulphur pre-bottling.

Architect turned Winemaker David Caporaletti
Architect turned Winemaker David Caporaletti
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Variety: Pinot Gris

Region: Adelaide Hills | Woodside, SA

Closure: DIAM

Wild fermentation

6% Whole Bunch

11-17 day maceration

9 months élevage in Neutral French Oak

20PPM SO2 addition

1215 bottles filled

Blend : Pinot Grigio (100%)
ABV : 10.6%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

David Capolaretti
David Capolaretti
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s distinctly herbal, vermouth-like, all botanical and alpine-like with cherry notes and just a bit of varietal green pear character. To taste, pleasingly bitter, lightly powdery in texture, a lot juicy, laced with spice and herbs, red apple and nashi pear fruitiness to taste. I really like it but it is out of the box. Don’t be expecting what you reasonably get for grigio on skins. And kudos for that. Would drink a tonne of this, and likely over ice at times. Why not?" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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