Orange - the color of controversy (try wearing orange in a Catholic Irish pub). It is maybe not as controversial as William of Orange in the wine world, but it certainly draws a dogmatic line in the sand for many. This is orange, there is no way around it. It is not for everybody but a clean and well-made example of naranja. This alluring, deep orange Pinot Gris is reminiscent of falling leaves in the Autumns. The juice is saigneéd and fermented on skins for 90+ days in ceramic amphorae.
Yoda said it best, "Beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny." Join the dark side of Pinot Gris!
Blood stained, chilled, and quite delicious. It’s murky and unfiltered and if left alone for long enough, it throws off a layer of sediment. Clean and uncomplicated; pink flowers, musk stick and curiously – star fruit. Tart and edgy, blood orange and again the sappy dryness and crunch of carambola. It’s quite delicious and extremely though unconventionally appealing.
- Region: Adelaide Hills
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
- Vintage: 2014
- Vineyard: Pooks Vineyard
- Vine Age: 16 years old
- Yield: 3 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Sandy, Clay Loam over Petrified Schist
- Skin Contact: 90 days
- Oak: None - 9 months in Ceramic Amphorae
- Production: 150 cases
The Adelaide Hills is Australia's most vibrant cool climate wine region. The region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately 70km long, the highest vineyards are sited between 1,900 and 2,200 feet altitude in areas such as Crafers, Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully. Learn More »
DOMAINE LUCCI / LUCY MARGAUX
Where to begin...traversing high into the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills, one makes the nauseous winding drive arriving to unmarked property with steep sloping hills and what appears to resemble something out of ‘Deliverance.’ Sheep wander, rusted (and unused) winemaking and farming equipment dot the landscape, wild yeast get a little more wild here. This is only the beginning. Learn More »
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