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2006 Vin Gris

Delicate strawberry aromas combined with a yeasty complexity reminds one of aged Blanc de Noir Champagne. Very pale salmon and copper in colour with a rich mouthfeel and dry finish makes this an intriguing and complex wine. Similar to a pale dry rose, this is the perfect companion to summer.

Tasting Date: 24th March 2016

This is maybe the least distinctive of the vintages tasted on this occasion, but the wine has good tension, some complexing notes from gentle reduction, and is very well balanced. Drinking well.

2006 Vintage

Our earliest starting date yet of March 17 after a particularly hot and dry summer (many days over 30C with temperatures peaking at 39C). The hot dry weather through flowering resulted in large berries and large crops leading us to saignee almost all tanks and make another Vin Gris. 2006 made perfumed and elegant wines with a wonderful natural balance. Perhaps not the fruit intensity or depth of the brooding 2005’s, but wines that can best be compared to the elegant 2001’s and 2003’s. Somewhat of a landmark vintage for us being our 10th vintage and also the first where 100% of our Pinot Noir vineyards are being farmed organically and biodynamically.

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2006 Vin Gris

Delicate strawberry aromas combined with a yeasty complexity reminds one of aged Blanc de Noir Champagne. Very pale salmon and copper in colour with a rich mouthfeel and dry finish makes this an intriguing and complex wine. Similar to a pale dry rose, this is the perfect companion to summer.

Tasting Date: 24th March 2016

This is maybe the least distinctive of the vintages tasted on this occasion, but the wine has good tension, some complexing notes from gentle reduction, and is very well balanced. Drinking well.

2006 Vintage

Our earliest starting date yet of March 17 after a particularly hot and dry summer (many days over 30C with temperatures peaking at 39C). The hot dry weather through flowering resulted in large berries and large crops leading us to saignee almost all tanks and make another Vin Gris. 2006 made perfumed and elegant wines with a wonderful natural balance. Perhaps not the fruit intensity or depth of the brooding 2005’s, but wines that can best be compared to the elegant 2001’s and 2003’s. Somewhat of a landmark vintage for us being our 10th vintage and also the first where 100% of our Pinot Noir vineyards are being farmed organically and biodynamically.