2021 Whitlands Pinot Gris Gewürztraminer
Notes from Konpira Maru:
The 2020 had to be super straight-edge due to the fires that ravaged the region (and the ensuing smoke,) This year however it could get the full skin-contact treatment, with the varieties co-fermented, which elicits the creamy soda expression that made the 2019 so captivating. Similarly to the Pinot Noir, this wine is fermented on skin, outside, just metres from the vines. Racy acid underlines an intriguing but super approachable palate of rose hip, creamy soda and toffee apple, partnered with a beautiful bronze hue. A really bloody wonderful wine; idiosyncratic but not in the extreme, tasty, organic, and made with thought and care. Best enjoyed with a caramel sundae or spanish anchovies.