Made in a pure-fruited, medium bodied style that takes its inspiration from Burgundy rather than northern Italy or Alsace, this finely weighted Gris is drawn from a south-facing site in Merricks. The fruit was hand sorted in the vineyard and winery, then whole bunch pressed into to old barriques to ferment using indigenous yeasts. The wine only goes through partial malolactic, to preserve freshness and was matured on its lees in old neutral barrel for 6 months.
No fan of the nondescript, structure-free Gris style that abounds, Barney's versions are well-defined and refreshing examples. Apple-tangy and creamy in the mouth, its charismatic flavours fall between the spiced apple/pear and stone fruit spectrum and the wine finishes with rippling citrus-laden dryness and notes of nutmeg and honey. Quality. - Distributor Note
Garagiste premium Mornington Peninsula wines truly express a sense of the place where they were grown. Focusing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir we intend to highlight the subtleties of the Peninsula's different sub-regions with small batches of very limited wines.
|Product Type||Wine White Pinot Gris/Grigio/Blanc|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|