BK Wines

2020 Ovum Pinot Gris

BLEND | 100% Pinot Gris

VINEYARDS | From the Scary Gully Vineyard in the Basket Range, a beautiful, steep ampitheatre that is organically farmed and one of the highest elevation and oldest vineyards in Adelaide Hills. South facing with sandstone over clay soils with some quartz.

WINEMAKING | The wine is hand harvested and direct pressed to a 1900L concrete egg (hence the name, Ovum) where is undergoes fermentation and maturity for 9 months on full lees. This lends phenolic weight to the wine, evolving an otherwise brisk, tightly wound grigio into a floral, blossomy gris.

TASTING NOTES | Ovum is always a lovely, lolling, sensory ride – not dissimilar in shape and texture to the glossy, egg-shaped fermenter that gave us her name. Ovum 2018 reminds us of the full aromatic experience of tiny wild strawberries and their broad, dark-green leaves in summer. The palate is lush, long and blossomed with a complexing grapefruit pith at its center – gentle bitter hints and foamy softness. Finely structured and positively on point for pinot gris.