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2016 Innes Vineyard

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$37.00

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Region
Adelaide Hills
Description

Pale straw with green gold hues. Intense aromas of nashi pear, honeysuckle and almond blossom florals with nuances of ginger spice and underlying notes of white nectarine. A focussed medium-bodied palate of stone-fruit is enveloped by elegant layers of baking spices, and beautifully balanced with fine acidity to create texture and a long, crisp finish.

This has attractive riper and richer fruits, poached pears and apples, and gently spicy, fluid texture.” Nick Stock & James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Nick Stock & James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, July 2017
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Product Information

Vintage
2016
Grape varieties
  • 100% Pinot Gris
Technical Details
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.24
Acidity
5.6g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
2 March
Maturation
Fermented in tank and held on lees for 6 months with regular stirring to build complexity.
Background
The Adelaide Hills has an altitude ranging from 400-600m and a rainfall of around 700-1000mm. Soils consist of sandy loam overlying weathered shale and clay, which provide excellent conditions for viticulture. Littlehampton lies on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills and has a unique aspect for superlative pinot gris. Viticulture was first established in the Adelaide Hills in 1839 by John Barton Hack near Mount Barker, just 5km from Littlehampton. Pinot gris, called tokay d’Alsace in France, grauburgunder in Germany and pinot grigio in Italy, has its origins in France and has become a highly regarded variety around the world.
Serving Temperature
7°C
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 10+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

The 2016 vintage began with below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to provide average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January/early February brought relief to our early-ripening varieties in the Adelaide Hills, resulting in excellent conditions for natural acid retention and clean fruit. This was followed by further rainfall in early March, which eased the stress on the late-ripening varieties, allowing them to mature towards a predicted earlier harvest due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar, colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.

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Reviews

Huon Hooke The Real Review

March, 2018

"Very light straw colour; the aroma of straw, dried grass and fairly straightforward. The wine is intense in the mouth, rich in the middle with perhaps a trace of sweetness, then it turns dry and savoury, fine and lingering. A trace of pot-pourri which persists on the farewell."

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James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

August, 2017

"Simple cool fermentation in tank. A solid wine with a mix of fruit salad and pear."

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Nick Stock & James Suckling JamesSuckling.com

July, 2017

“This has attractive riper and richer fruits, poached pears and apples, and gently spicy, fluid texture.”

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MaryAnn Worobiec Wine Spectator

July, 2017

"A light, smooth mix of lime sherbet, melon and dried floral notes, with soft acidity. Finishes with a warm, toasty accent."