2021 Innes Vineyard

RRP:

$37.00

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Adelaide Hills

Pale straw with bright-green hues. Fragrant, floral aromas of frangipani, ginger flower and orange blossom, with notes of white peach, nectarine, nashi pear and citrus zest. A rich full-flavoured palate of creamy yellow peach, brown spices and ginger, fresh, crisp grapefruit acidity providing excellent length and depth, and a layered, textural finish.

Product Information

Vintage
2021
Grape variety breakdown

100% Pinot Gris

Technical Details
Alcohol: 13% | pH:

3.24

| Acidity:

5.3g/L

| Volume: 750mls

Harvest Date

26 February

Maturation

Fermented in stainless steel and held on lees in tank 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. The 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. This particular vintage pays tribute to the life of Annette Innes.

Cellaring potential

Exceptional vintage; 10+ years (from vintage).

Serving Temperature

7°C

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Vintage Description

September brought good rainfall for the Adelaide Hills, filling most dams and encouraging even budburst. Perfect November weather during flowering delivered good set on small bunches. December passed without the usual heat and January barely warmed up before a rainfall event was received. The mild conditions remained well below 30°C in February/March, resulting in pinot gris from Littlehampton being picked in excellent condition.

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