2020 Cornelius Pinot Gris
|Intense and complex nose displaying nashi pear, lemon curd with a hint of musk, savoury notes and oak. The palate is full and rich with pear and citrus flavours, savoury backbone and cedar oak finish. The juicy acid gives a mineral edge to the wine which will ensure great cellaring over the next 5 to 8 years.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.
Clone:DIV6. Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt.
Winemaking: Hand picked, whole bunch pressed with free run juice to barrel, wild fermentation then took place over 10 days. The yeast lees were stirred regularly over the next 6 months while maturing in barrel. The wine was then blended, fined, filtered and bottled.
Halliday Wine Companion
Whole-bunch pressed, fermented wild in aged French barriques and matured 6 months in same. A rich complexity immediately, with the scent of spiced apple, pear, spice and ginger snaps. Rolls out smooth across the tongue, with plenty of weight and flavour concentration. A thread of citrus and sweet grapefruit weaves its way through.
Jeni Port - 3 August 2022