2022 Pinot Gris
McLaren Vale, South Australia
100% Pinot Gris. Colour: lemon gelato. Aroma: kaffir lime, almond blossom & lemon myrtle. Palate: refreshing & zippy, lemon & lime characteristics, soft viscosity through the mid-palate. Cellaring: drink within 5 years.
Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2022
- Type White Wine
- Variety Pinot Gris
- Variety Composition
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.5%
- Standard Drinks 8
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vintage Notes
Well, you thought 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, in McLaren Vale we were hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit... but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow, just the way we like it. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.
- Vineyard Notes
Fresh citrus flavours of lime and lemon myrtle with a hint of pear blossom and canary melon.
Refreshing and zippy, citrus features heavily here, with a typical slippery Pinot Gris finish.
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Drink within 3 years for optimum enjoyment.
- Food Matches
Light pasta and rice dishes
The fruit was hand picked and selector harvested once sugar and flavours reached optimal levels. The grapes were whole bunch and berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked and fermented at temperatures between 13-16°C in stainless steel, to encapsulate fruit freshness. The wine was bottled early in its life to capture the unique characters of Pinot Gris.
- Wine Maker