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  • The Vigneron Platinum | Wild Ferment Pinot Gris

    Exclusive to Cellar Door, these wines come from unique parcels of fruit. They are refined and elegant, and very limited.

    Earlier wines in this range which are no longer available included:-

    The Vigneron 2008 Barossa and Eden Valley Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2008 1890's Block Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2009 Seven Barrels Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2009 Chardonnay [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2010 Nebbiolo [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2010 The Natural Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2011 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris [tasting note]

    2014 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris

    The Fruit:

    The fruit for this wine was sourced from the cool climate Adelaide Hills – an area much renown for producing exceptional white wines. 2014 was a sensational year for elegantly structured Pinot Gris with unrivalled purity of flavour and aroma, giving a spectacular base upon which to craft this rich and complex wine

    The Winemaking:

    This wildly funky and enticing wine is the result of minimal handling, whole bunch pressing and no enzyme treatment along with minimal fining so that the juice retained all of the natural solids heading into ferment. Whole bunch pressed to minimise colour and phenolic extraction, the juice was racked to ferment with high solids content to maximise texture and flavour complexity in the finished wine. Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and 1- 3 year old French oak barrels, the wine was allowed to mature on lees in barrel for 5 months after ferment was complete. In addition, regular battonage (stirring of yeast lees) was employed every week during maturation to increase the creaminess and complexity of the finished wine.

    2014 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris

    The Comments:

    The aromas and flavours of this wine are unique and diverse – lifted spicy notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove are most apparent with floral top-notes of violet, lavender and musk adding lightness and perfume to the bouquet. The rich and decadent flavours of spicy poached pears, lemon curd and peach nectar ride a funky undercurrent of aged Camembert, toasted brioche, vanilla latte, and creamed honey. The palate is long and luscious with a seriously silky mid-palate and just a hint of chalky phenolic to bring structure and focus to the crisp, lingering finish. A wine best enjoyed with food but a treat on its own, this unique and extremely limited offering is sure to please those looking for a sophisticated white wine with a real wild side.

    2014 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris

    THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

    • 2014 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris
      • Bronze | 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    • 2013 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris
      • Adelaide Reivew, Nov 2013
        Adelaide Reivew, Nov 2013

        The hay paddock is alive with green, fresh growth. Green apples, skin lotion and pristine, crunchy fruit. Spoons of lemon curd under the Cypress Pines.

    2014 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris

    THE VIDEO: