2021 Koonowla Pinot Gris

2021 Koonowla
Pinot Gris

Grown on an elevated, rocky site west of the township of Auburn, our single-vineyard Pinot Gris takes its time during the season’s cool nights in reaching the perfect point of ripeness to create a brilliantly fresh style of wine.

The 2021 vintage is regarded as one of the best in the region for many years, delivering pristine fruit and exquisite wines across all varieties. To leverage such a gift from nature, we went the extra yards in the vineyard, thinning the crop to enhance the wine’s intensity, and hand-harvesting to ensure the purity we believe is key to our wines’ enjoyment. 

In the winery we handle the fruit gently with minimal interference and inputs, protecting the delicate purity of our Pinot Gris fruit and attaining the bright wine style we love to drink ourselves.

You want crisp and refreshing drinking thrills? Taste our Pinot Gris – it delivers exciting summer refreshment in every sip.

Pinot Gris can come in many styles of wine, from crunchy and crisp through to broader and richer, and sometimes even with a pale pink-bronze colour.

The Clare Valley is well suited to the variety given the region’s global reputation for excellent dry Rieslings, which inform the way the best Pinot Gris in the region is created with a similar exciting personality.

Tasting Notes

Colour

A delicate tinge of bronze with luminous sheen

Aroma

Freshly cut pears and apples

Palate

Initial pear flavours find delicious complexity as a light touch of baking spices and lemon zest rise to the surface. The layering of flavours remains refreshing and mouth-watering due to well-steered fruit acidity – attained by the exactness in ripeness at the time of picking. Beyond moreish.

Food

Dumplings, Pad Thai noodles

Technical Details

Harvested

February 24

Bottled

September 21

Closure

Screw cap

Alcohol

12.2

pH

2.98

TA

7.0