2019 Manon 'Blush' Pinot Gris 750mL
Region: Forest Range - Adelaide Hills, SA
Variety: Pinot Gris
Manon Farm is perched high up (600masl) on the Forest Range ridge of the Adelaide Hills. The ridge was formed some 600 million years ago during the Cambrian period and as such there is a great complexity of very, very old rocks. The abundance of quartz and mica makes for very mineral driven wines. The farm is 25 acres in total with 15 of that devoted to vines which have been planted progressively since 1993. The vines are dry farmed and the land is tended with biodynamic practices. They don't wish to control nature but, rather, work with it. This approach allows for a truly diverse working farm with vines, orchards, vegetables and native forest. In the words of their distributor, Cam: 'this is one of the most important farms in South Australia'.
‘Pinot Gris macerated on skins for a fortnight. This wine welcomes the sunshine with its luminous blush character. It has texture from maceration and a fruitfulness from the warm and dry 2019 vintage. Despite the heat of the season it has a piercing acidity - thanks to our 600m elevation, rocks and minerals, and cool mornings. This wine should be chilled and drunk after a hard day’s work….. or while sitting at the beach, or under the shade of a tree at the park. It is somewhere between a darker rosé or a light red wine. 2019 Blush is the last wine of this Blush style that we have made for the foreseeable future. At present, with our small yields, Pinot Gris will only make its way into Forest Red & Peaches. Blush is also a great wine to cellar for years to come, as its evolution is just beginning.’ - Notes from the winemakers, Monique & Tim