Mitchell

2021 Pinot Gris

Introducing our Clare Valley Pinot Gris!

In describing what to expect with this new Pinot Gris, General Manager and son, Angus Mitchell, said, “There has been much anticipation from the family about the new release Pinot Gris. Vintage 2021 was a classic Clare Valley harvest, with cool and dry conditions resulting in fruit with great varietal character and lovely natural acidity.

“Grapes are sourced from a north-east facing fold in the Penwortham Hills of Clare, hand-harvested and whole bunched pressed before aging a 3,000 litre foudre.

“This first release 2021 Pinot Gris is fresh and bright, with crisp apple, some pineapple and orange pith, and great acidity. It’s textural and generous, with subtle oak nuttiness. This Pinot Gris is seriously delicious.”

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TASTING NOTE

Quince and Granny Smith apples with a hint of green steaminess. The flavour is fresh and bright, crisp apple, some pineapple juice, a little orange pith, great acidity and subtle oak and nuttiness contributing to a slight buttery pastry vibe that evokes an apple Danish, and rose petal florals — textural with full bodied generosity.

GROWING CONDITIONS

2021 was a classic Clare Valley vintage - of old, cool and dry conditions resulted in fruit with great varietal character and delightful natural acidity. Good late-winter, early spring rains saw the vines start the growing season with plenty of water in the soil, this led to an even bud burst and canopy growth. While the rest of the growing season was dry, we saw ideal flowering condition and great fruit set.

WINEMAKING

Mitchells first Pinot Gris has been crafted the traditional, low intervention style that has been used consistently for over the last 45 years. The fruit was hand harvested and treated carefully in the winery, whole bunch pressed, then a wild fermentation in a 3,000 Litre foudre resulting in a textural, full bodied generous wine.

VINTAGE INFORMATION

VINTAGE: 2021 VARIETY: 100% Pinot Gris REGION: Penwortham Hills FIRST RELEASE: 2021 CELLARING: 2036

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