Pinot Gris can come in many styles of wine, from crunchy and crisp through to broader and richer, and sometimes even with a pale pink-bronze colour.
The Clare Valley is well suited to the variety given the region’s global reputation for excellent dry rieslings, which inform the way the best pinot gris in the region is created with a similar exciting personality.
The Clare Valley’s reputation for fine wine covers the spectrum of traditional varieties to exciting contemporary styles. Koonowla’s beautifully renovated cellar door overlooks the stunning homestead gardens and rolling vineyards adjacent to the property. Since the property’s establishment in 1896, each custodian has added something unique to the Koonowla story.
The historic cellar door and stunning event spaces are our family’s history in the making.
Our Pinot Gris
Grown on an elevated, rocky site west of the township of Auburn, our single-vineyard pinot gris was hand-harvested at the perfect point of ripeness to create a brilliantly fresh style of wine.
Our commitment to hand-picked fruit is vital in achieving pure colour and appealing grape character in the finished wine. In fact, we already began the process back in the vineyard by thinning 30% of the crop to enhance flavour intensity.
Once we are in the winery, gentle handling and minimal interference and inputs are key to protecting the delicate purity of our pinot gris fruit and attaining the bright wine style we love.
You want crisp and refreshing drinking thrills? Taste our pinot gris – it delivers exciting summer refreshment in every sip.
Colour: Lustrous blonde
Aroma: Freshly cut pear and apple
Palate: Varietally expressive pear flavours with a touch of spice and lemon zest, plenty of zing with house-styled pithiness. Really refreshing and mouth-wateringly moreish.
Food: Pork belly or coq au vin (made with white wine)
Bottled: July 20