Therianthropy Wines - 2020 Mouflon Pinot Gris
Rusty orange. Sappy and spicy. This exotic wine drinks like you're raiding the spice cupboard. Citrus peel, juniper, marjoram, cloves, nutmeg and thyme. Pair it with any curry or chill and drink it Italian aperitivo style.
Growing season: Despite a cooler than normal start, the growing season quickly turned into being warm and dry (very dry in some sites), with an abundance of sun. In the fall, we continued to experience warm days with cool nights - ideal for the fruit to achieve ideal ripeness and flavour development while maintaining typical cool climate acidity. Disease pressure was generally low and smaller berries generally resulted in lighter yields but excellent fruit concentration. 2020 promises to be a vintage year for the region.
The fruit was co-fermented, whole cluster in concrete egg. After 8 days of cold-soak, primary fermentation commenced spontaneously and took 14 days to complete. 100% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, taking one month to complete.