2020 R+R Pinot Gris
|Producer||Reed Wines. Geelong, Vic|
Reed Wines are single-vineyard expressions made by Sierra Reed in Geelong Victoria. Always an inquisitive and enthusiastic drinker, Sierra’s journey in wine began in New Zealand whilst filming with the Family of Twelve. Interviewing those leading families of New Zealand wine inspired her to change her life and begin the journey from a wine drinker to a winemaker.
A complete immersion in winemaking followed with a rapid succession of vintages as a global nomad in Paso Robles (Hearst Ranch Winery), the Yarra Valley (Domain Chandon), the Napa Valley (Pina), the Barossa Valley (Head Wines), Central Otago (Rippon), Beaujolais (Domain du Vissoux), the Grampians (Mount Langi Ghiran), the Napa Valley (Hunnicutt Winery), Barolo (E. Pira & Figli – Chiara Boschis), Beaujolais again (Domain du Vissoux), Geelong (Lethbridge Wines) and Rheingau (Robert Weil).
The journey has left a series of lasting lessons, provided many inspirations and also created lifelong friendships. It has also led to Sierra making her first Reed-labeled wines in the 2015 vintage. Sierra’s hope is that you seek out her wines and that they bring you as much joy in their drinking as they have to her in their making.
|Viticulturist||Steve Smith (Stumpy Gully vineyard, Mornington Peninsula)|
|Wine||The Pinot Gris was sourced from the Mornington Peninsula. Hand-picked fruit, whole bunch pressed to French oak on partial solids, with occasional batonage over its ten months in barrel. No adds apart from a touch of Riesling and a little sulphur at bottling. Rich, complex and delicious.|
|Tasting Note||Spiced Pear - Silky - Complex|
$29.75 - $35.00