2022 Good Intentions Gris Diddly Dee13746
WINEMAKER: Andrew Burchell
REGION: Mount Gambier, SA
VARIETAL: Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris grown on sand soils over limestone only kilometres from the ocean from the seaside region of Mount Benson in South Australia’s Limestone Coast. De-stemmed and open fermented while left on skins for 2-3 weeks through its entire fermentation. Pumped over twice daily. This beautiful pink wine is savoury with natural acidity, a textural and morish wine with hints of sherbert leaving you wanting more.
Mount Gambier is a truly unique wine region to Australia. A young volcano by the sea, it juxtaposes cool climate limestone slopes with oceanic moderation. Andrew's property is located on the south side of one of the volcano. Erupting less than 6000 years ago it is filled with water that changes colour with the seasons. Arising from an ancient inland sea made into limestone and now receiving water from underground caves added with our generous rainfall all contributes to the abundance of water stored in underground limestone caves with pockets of flint rock spread below the nearby soils. The limestone filters the water naturally and the result is a pure water thriving with minerality. All this helps make for incredible soil complexity and their cool climate makes for perfect growing conditions and in turn beautiful, elegant and totally unique wines like no other.