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Small Victories Pinot Gris

Small Victories Pinot Gris



Best Pinot Gris πŸ†β€‹ Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2021



The fruit is pristine and present, in balance with just enough weight to give a little texture to the zesty dry finish – Cheers, Jules


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Wine Details

Style vibrant and zesty with a satisfying savoury finish
Aroma white peach and custard apple
Palate floral outburst with a fruit driven weight and a lovely textural finish
Drink we are yet to find a time not to drink this!
Food think a great big wedge of Manchego (with or without the rest of the cheese plate trimmings) or a hot bowl of potato and leek soup with a crusty bread roll and all the butter


Variety Pinot Gris
Vineyard just out of Balhannah, Adelaide Hills
Soil loam soils with a clay base


Season sufficient rain in winter ensured a positive start to the growing season. There were periods of heat leading to a little early crop loss - almost a natural form of crop thinning! Fortunately, the canopy protected the ripening crop well beyond the early heat, to achieve our desired ripeness.
Winemaking picked on a cool morning as the sun came up, with fruits from a couple of different aspects of the vineyard to ensure we achieved a balance of ripeness whilst retaining zesty acidity. With careful pressing to avoid colour pick up, the pristine juice was cold settled before racking for fermentation. Post fermentation we left a portion of the blend on lees to build palate weight and took a clean fraction to preserve the vibrant fruit before ultimately blending the two parcels together.
ALC/VOL 12.7%

Reviews / Awards

πŸ†β€‹ Best Pinot Gris of the Show πŸ†β€‹ -Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2021
A damn classy pedigree of family winemaking talent going on right here. Lots of varietal expression in this wine too. Delicate aromas – nectarine alongside lemon pith, elderflower and orange blossom. The palate begins intimately but builds with texture across the tongue with those lifted stone fruits mellowing out the refreshing acid drive. Definitely in the gris spectrum when it comes to mouth feel and framework with some leesy goodness against the slightly underripe stone fruits. Super drinking here and I think it’s about time for some battered fish & chips on the beach or in the park (for 5 people!). - Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
The grapes for this pinot gris are sourced from the region of Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills, producing a pale and crystal-clear liquid. It has charming gardenia and lemon peel aromas backed up by a savoury oyster shell minerality, and on the palate there’s textural weight but it’s also power-packed with the juicy flavour of lemon sherbet, kinda like a retro Refresher lolly, but it’s all in equilibrium. And then on the finish is a lovely chalky, zesty memento, an invitation to have another sip. This pinot gris manages to find the sweet spot: it’s dry and crisp, yet has enough weight to seduce. Butterflied garlic prawns on the bbq and a chilled bottle of this would go down quite the treat! - Melissa Moore, winepilot.com
This has attractive fresh pear and apple, as well as sweet spring-blossom florals that lead to a gently creamy palate, thanks to some gentle winemaking overlay. Acidity claims the finish in a fresh, lively mode. - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
...simply delightful to drink and the kind of wine you could happily enjoy without having to think too much about it. It is just tasty! The wine is nice and fresh with zesty notes and a vibrant palate, but a nice textural finish. - Ella, @thecheekyvino
Refreshing acidity, light and crunchy body with a salty touch that makes this wine deliciously balanced... This Pinot Gris is a great find and is great value for money! - Sara, @thewineinformer