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2021 Holly's Garden Pinot Gris

Gippsland, VIC

A one-of-a-kind Pinot Gris from a one-of-a-kind producer.

$30.00

Out of Stock

Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

About The Wine

This Pinot Gris - unlike any other really - is the perfect example of Neil's unique winemaking philosophy.

Far from the many simple, watery Pinot Gris and Grigios on the market today, this gets the full kitchen sink thrown at it from Neil. Multiple picks and multiple baumes, whole bunches, partial barrel ferment, lees stirring, varying yeast strains, minimal additions.

All of this adds incredible texture and complexity to what is gloriously pure Gippsland fruit with amazing natural acidity.

This wine is not boring. It's Pinot Gris at its most interesting, from a fascinating producer.

About Moondarra

In the foothills of Gippsland's Mount Baw Baw lies the beautiful Moondarra estate.

Here, Neil Prentice grows mostly Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo, with a small amount of other varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio planted here too.

Farming with mostly biodynamic practices, his wines have a distinct personality and charm about them, something Prentice calls "funkosity". It's the trademark Moondarra style, made for seriously enjoyable drinking.

Winemaker Neil Prentice
Winemaker Neil Prentice
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our style has evolved since our first vintage in 1997. We started off with a Zind Humbrecht-inspired, super ripe, high alcohol and loads of residual sugar type wine. Today, our pinot gris style is more in line with modern Alsatian producers, like the wines from Domain Paul Blanc.

I have always relied on using lees and barrel fermentation, to bring middle palate complexity to a variety which, doesn’t display a great deal of overt fruitiness. I’ve also used oxidative juice handling and solids fermentation, with the view to bring complexity to the palate.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Walking through the vineyards
Walking through the vineyards
Gippsland, VIC
Delivery

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