These vines are planted in a steep, westerly facing slope consisting of fine grained sands over clay based soils. The proximity to hills and ocean breezes are beneficial in moderating summer temperatures to achieve even, gradual ripeness of grapes on the vines.
Pieter Breugem decided the wine would be best suited to making a ‘Gris’ rather the ‘Grigio’ style due to the existence of good phenolic components and a suitable integration of extended lees contact.
Flavours of Lime, Apple Blossom, Pears and Lychees this wine is suited to Asian style dishes, poultry with citrus flavours or subtle seafood such as Crayfish.
Gold Medal Royal Sydney Wine Show 2011
91 points Wine Showcase magazine September 2011
13.5% Alcohol – 6.6 g/L TA – 3.8 g/L RS
Only 400 cases of this wine wine were produced in 2010