Punt Road Airlie Bank Gris Fermented On Skins Yarra ValleyRegular price $ 22.99
ALC.11%/VOL PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA
Made from a small block of pinot gris next to the dam, 50% of the harvest is whole bunch fermented over 12 days. The other 50% is a whole berry ferment, which is hand plunged for 3 days. The two batches are pressed together to old hogsheads, where they remain for 3 months prior to a clean rack. No finings or filtration. Minimal SO2 add the day before bottling.
Punt Road is a benchmark for cool climate Aussie styles. About an hour’s drive East of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has a deep history as Australia’s oldest wine growing district. These are all single vineyard wines with a heritage. Grapes are hand-picked and often fermented wild. Freshness, acid-driven, moderate alcohol, all French oak (mostly neutral) are the winery’s key levers.
Led by winemaker Tim Shand, Punt Road takes pride in making site-driven, exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley through minimalist intervention techniques. Tim joined Punt Road as winemaker in 2014, having formerly worked at neighboring Giant Steps in Yarra Valley; as well as vintages at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and Château Margaux in Bordeaux, and stints in Chianti, Oregon and Chile. They only produce wines from their own vineyard in Coldstream.