2020 Ovum Pinot Gris
100% Pinot Gris
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.
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.
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