DILWORTH & ALLAIN - PINOT GRIS 2021
The Franklinford Gris is a textural wonder that is powerful and fresh. Offering a flavour spectrum of pears, stone fruit and spice.
ORIGIN Macedon Ranges, Australia
MAKER Dilworth & Allain
GRAPES Pinot Gris
Franklinford is in the North Western corner of the Macedon Ranges, near the foothills of Lalgambrook (Mt Franklin) on rich dark volcanic soil. Established by Lesly McGillvray in 1998. She planted 2 trail rows of mixed varieties and decided on Pinot Gris and Dolcetto which tied in with the Swiss Italian connection of the area which was prominent in the mid 19th century. The vineyard was then purchased by Julie and Peter Kent in 2018. They fell in love with the area and are refining the way the property is farmed.
Hand-picked on March 14th, the fruit was de-stemmed and soaked on skins for 24 hours. Pressed to tank the following day. 50% of the juice was fermented and aged in French Barriques and the other 50% was fermented and aged in tank. Remaining in these vessels, maturing ‘on lees’ for 9 months. Racked off lees and blended in December, allowed to settle and bottled in January. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no other additives other than a small amount of Sulphur Dioxide before bottling.
185 dozen produced, 13.6% alc/vol