Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris 2018
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
“Great wines are made on the vine, and when the variety, aspect and soil type are right, Australia’s wine regions deliver elegant, textured and fruit-driven wines that hold their own with the best in the world.” Sam Coverdale established Even Keel in 2006 with a vision to create drinkable, elegant wines that celebrate the individual strengths of Australia’s wine regions. Since 2009, he has specialised in single-vineyard wines from his Polperro farm in the higher reaches of the Mornington Peninsula, using a mix of organic and biodynamic viticulture.
The Even Keel Pinot Gris is a blend of the following vineyards:
- Bassat vineyard, on an easterly slope 190m above sea level, in Red Hill.
- Tuerong vineyard, on a northerly slope 50m above sea level, in Tuerong.
Grapes were hand-picked and gently whole-bunch pressed. Wild fermentation and minimal sulphur added, maturing in barrel for 6 months before being racked off gross lees and into tank. Bottled without fining or filtration.
It's a multi-layered Pinot Gris with masses of fresh, ripe fruit. This style lures you in with a texturally rich palate that lingers and lingers through a dry finish.