Long Play 2020 — Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay from Margaret River, Pinot Gris & Riesling from Mt Barker.
Fermented and matured in old French oak puncheons and ceramic eggs.
Pinot Gris 59%, Chardonnay 17%, Sauvignon Blanc 14%, Riesling 10% Margaret River (Karridale) & Great Southern (Mount Barker)
Alcohol - 12.5%Vol.
Pinot Gris - bags of whole bunches fermented in ceramic eggs.
Chardonnay - whole bunch pressed to big old French oak puncheons to ferment and then relax for a few months.
Sauvignon Blanc - high solids natural ferment in stainless steel barrels.
Riesling - natural ferment in tank with low juice solids at a cool cellar temperature.
What each grape brings to the blend - Pinot Gris for the exotic sweet spice, guava fruit and a slippery texture. Chardonnay fills the middle palate with ripe melon flavours and all round generosity. Sauvignon Blanc for its vibrancy and unmistakable notes of gooseberry, sweet herbs and elderflower. Riesling brings wet stone and citrus zest to tighten things up and give length and finish.
Subtle, exceedingly complex, a wine worth exploring for its intricate yet seamless meld of so many flavours and textures. Both slippery and silky in palate texture with an overlay of anise, elderflower and sweet herbs with fruit notes of guava, gooseberry, melon and a refreshing mineral and citrus zest finish.