Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2021 (Clare Valley)
Tasting NotesThe 2021 Pinot Gris displays Tim Adams signature opulent pear, lychee and peach flavours complemented by subtle citrus zest, fullness with fruit sweetness in the middle palate and refreshing acidity coming from one of the coolest Februarys on record. A great food-wine; enjoy while it is young and vibrant, with Asian cuisine, seafood and salads. There certainly is no mistaking the variety in the bottle; this vintage is yet another classic example of our very popular style!
Rather than removing the naturally occurring colour from the Tim Adams 2021 Pinot Gris, as a true expression of varietal character the winery chooses to retain it in this wine. The resultant rose-gold hue matches the equally rich and robust fruit characters on the palate, expressing what has been one of the driest vintages on record, leading to fruit-rich wines.
Harvested in the cool of the early morning, Pinot Gris from optimum irrigated and dry-grown vineyard sites throughout the Clare Valley was crushed, chilled to 5 degrees and pressed, the pressings separated. A cool fermentation ensued for two weeks, allowing maximum lifted varietal fruit expression. Individual vineyard parcels were cold-filtered with a single pass before carefully blending together. The wine has been cold and protein stabilised to industry standards, fined, filtered and immediately bottled under screw cap to encapsulate the flavours and ensure freshness.The 2021 vintage followed one of the most steady and restrained ripening periods we have experienced for a number of years. This has led to retained natural acidity providing a refreshing subtle citrus zest and crisp, crunchy fruit character with balanced residual sweetness in the middle palate. Winery Notes
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