2021 Ronin (Magnum - 1.5L)
Jean Bouteille wines are crafted exclusively from organically grown grapes, focused on regenerative practice and made without any additions, fining or filtration - only grape juice.
Pinot Gris from an organically farmed vineyard in Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills. Previously farmed by Rob Surman and since taken over by Lucy M, Château Comme Ci Comme Ça and Jean Bouteille. Implementing biodynamic practices and smoother pruning to allow a better fruit set through an easier sap flow. The hill soil is composed of clay over Schist and vines facing South- West for an optimum sun exposure and air flow. The Pinot Gris is handpicked and carbonically macerated for a week, then foot stomped to start a proper infusion of skin and stems in the grape juice. This is left sealed for three months in a stainless-steel tank. Pressed on the last warm day at the end of May, the Ronin is then gravity racked into old French barriques for a seven month elevage.