Woodvale Vintners

2020 Mount Oakden Pinot Gris

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A true single vineyard wine, harvested from our Woodvale vineyard on the eastern slopes of Mount Oakden in the Skilly Valley.

Region: Clare Valley

Vintage: 2020

Variety: Pinot Gris 100%

Vineyard: Woodvale Vineyard

Season Report: Generally, much drier over the growing season with hardly any rain received between late spring and harvest. This placed pressure on ground water reserves and available moisture to the dry grown Woodvale vineyard.

Winemaking: The single parcel was harvested in late March, crushed, cold settled and fermented cool for three weeks before final filtration and bottling in July 2020. The fermentation was arrested just prior to complete dryness to provide just a hint of natural sweetness.

Tasting Notes: Lifted aromas of spicy pear, granny smith apples and a hint of mango feature strongly on the nose. The palate is fresh, fruit driven with just a hint of roundness on the finish, the flavours of green apples and Japanese pears balanced and supported by the core of natural acidity.

Cellaring Potential:  5+ years

Pair with: Grilled fish, roast chicken, dishes with creamy sauces