Pale straw colour with vibrant green highlights. Pinot Gris
Aromas of nashi pear, grapefruit and citrus fill the glass. On the palate, this light to medium bodied wine bursts with notes of melon and pear drop which are complimented by a zesty citrus backbone. The long finish of the wine balances the subtle texture of the variety.
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.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The cooler the climate, the better it is for pinot gris. Control of the yield is also important if the desire is to make a wine with the structure to repay cellaring. This wine has what it takes at a giveaway price.