2021 Architects of Wine Macerazione Pinot Grigio

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

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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.

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

93 Points - "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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