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2018 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Pinot Gris

2018 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Pinot Gris

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$113.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

11.5%
Screw Cap
Eden Valley
2018
750ml
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$113.94
11.5%
Screw Cap
Eden Valley
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • The Sandpiper range has developed a strong following in Australia due to the value offered and the sheer ‘drinkability’ of the range. The reds are produced to ensure that they are true to variety and region, plenty of good honest Barossa fruit, subtle use of oak to ensure the fruit shines through and soft approachable tannins ensure they drink well on release yet have structure to be cellared for up to 5 years

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Harvest was carried out at night.  The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press). After settling the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of the fruit. Post fermentation the wine was stabilized, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The high altitude and cool climate vineyard conditions of Eden Valley has produced a wine which is visually pale straw in colour with lively green hues. Aromas of lime, nashi pear & spice fill the glass and on the palate, it boasts great depth of flavour, pulled together with an almost chalky citrus acid backbone.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Thorn-Clarke family are known as sixth generation wine region employees, establishing a winery to solidify their presence in the region. Wines are styled for premium consumption, with vineyards being paramount in the winemaking process. Grape growing is the primary activity, wine producing a by product of the years of experience with the vines. Thorn Clarke is a Barossa Valley based winery that sources fruit from premier vineyards in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. The individual vineyard sites are Mount Crawford and Milton Park (Eden) and Kabininge and St Kitts (Barossa). Whites are left to Eden Valley, reds to Barossa Valley. Modern winemaking techniques are applied in their updated and modern winery. Technology assists in the production of cleanly made, volume brands that convey their regionality but ultimately are style for easy, early consumption.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 91 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    It is immediately appealing on the nose showing rockmelon, poached pear, floral and subtle spice aromas, leading to a juicy palate that is delightfully expressive and lively. The wine offers vibrant fruit flavours together with refreshing acidity, making it a terrific wine to enjoy any time.

    91 POINTS

    RAYMOND CHAN


    Bright, even, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is a little shy in expression but gently fills with aromas of white stonefruits with savoury stonefruit kernels at the core and suggestions of fresh nutty elements. This unfolds a chalky minerality with aeration and shows good presence. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours of white stonefruits, pears and florals form a moderately concentrated, rounded heart with good drive and line. The mouthfeel is soft-textured with integrated acidity, and the wine flows with presence leading to a restrained, subtle finish. This is a moderately concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, pear and floral flavours on a rounded core with good weight. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3 years. 17.5/20 Points

    91 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    Mineral and dried-pineapple aromas follow through to medium to full body. Creamy texture and fruity finish. Crisp and easy. Drink now.