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Richard Hamilton Wines are reflective of the distinctive McLaren Vale region with its Mediterranean climate producing great value, fruit driven wines. The Hamilton family have been involved in winemaking and grape growing for five generations. Dr Richard Hamilton now continues his family’s long tradition of involvement in the wine industry.
Richard Hamilton are great value wines from vineyards which consistently produce wines of award-winning quality.
2021 was an excellent vintage to grow grapes in the Adelaide Hills. Good rainfall in early spring was followed by excellent warm, dry conditions at flowering resulting in good quick, consistent fruit set. Veraison was later than average and cool conditions during ripening led to a later harvest.
The cool Adelaide Hills region has become renown for producing fine, elegant wines. This wine was sourced from Charleston. We have been adventurous with this wine. The grapes ripened slowly and, at the sugar level at which we decided to pick, had developed quite a pink/grey tinge (hence the name, Pinot Gris).
The grapes have 24 hours of contact with their skins primarily to enhance the palate weight, but in doing so, extracted colour they fined the pressings and blended them back into the free run. Cool fermentation of 2/3 of the wine was complemented with 1/3 fermented in older oak.
Attractive pear with a touch of honey and rose. Medium body with soft acidity and extended mouthfeel. Flavour is long, juicy and finishes bright and refreshing.
Perfect as an aperitif and complements fine, elegantly flavoured dishes of salmon, oysters and pasta.
Best enjoyed while in its youth.