Ovum Pinot Gris is not your average Gris. This Gris is entirely sourced from Lenswood and fermented with indigenous yeast in a concrete egg fermenter. Ovum Pinot Gris offers green apple, soft pear and floral notes. It is the palate however that really sets it apart. Rich, unctuous creaminess and lovely grilled nuts. The acid streak in this wine is amazing and enjoyable. Serve with an aromatic curry. Drink over the next few years.
Determined to make wines of character and class from his base in the Adelaide Hills, Brendon Keys is forging ahead. Not afraid to make a challenging wine or a downright weird one. But in the quirky names and styles is the charm of the wines. You may have to work to get the reward but let me say that these wines are seriously impressive.
This is a big and varied region that basically stretches from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
Gris and Grigio are in fact the same variety and both names mean grey in French and Italian respectively. Which is somewhat deceptive because the grapes can be almost blue when ripe. The great wines of Alsace and North Eastern Italy are often made from this variety. It is being widely adopted around the world too. AKA Grauburgunder.