Why ‘little gris’, you may ask? This wine is the story of the vintage that might not have gone to plan but that turned out some true gems.
Neither linear Grigio nor frilly Gris but some singular little sister in between. Picked for richness and partially fermented in a ceramic ‘egg’ and partially in steel, this wine has seen a fair amount of lees contact giving it depth and texture far beyond a Grigio but with lustre and crunch uncommon to a Gris. A dense, aromatic nose, a seamless velvet palate and a spritz of zest. It’s tempting to tell ourselves that success is in the craft of the winemaking, but sometimes the true art is just knowing when to pick.
100% Lenswood Pinot Grigio/Gris. 100% whole bunch. 50% fermented in concrete egg; 50% fermented in steel tank.