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Sunday 2 October 2011

Vinteloper Pinot Gris 2010

With just 65 cases made, it comes as no surprise that this wine is now sadly sold out ex-winery.  Vinteloper is David Bowley, a gent I consider a mate, a winemaker I consider a great talent - as his recent nomination for the Young Gun of Wine testifies.

I first tasted this wine back at a Vinteloper dinner in May 2011.  What impressed me then was the minerality found in the wine.On second taste, I was relieved to see this hadn't gone away.  

The fruit for this wine comes from a vineyard located 11KMs from the coast in the heart of the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.  The soil, a deep gravelly clay loam, is considered by David to be the wine's foundation - good wine is made in the vineyard.

A fragrant bouquet of the usual suspects: apple, pear, even a touch of brazil nut (i know, i know); entry shows an initial hit of spice before the aforementioned minerality kicks in.  

Good texture in the wine results in broad appeal across the palate.  The finish is crisp, fresh and bone dry - a mere 1.2 G/L residual sugar. 

Source: Winery
Price: $27
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap 

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