Fresh forest fruits and a tad of smokiness. Made in the lighter style with subtle oak and good persistence on the palate. Serve at room temp 15-17 degrees or chills beautifully in a hot climate. Serve with light meats.
In 1821, Gala Estate was granted to James Amos. Originally of Galashiels in the borders of Scotland, the family now makes up the 5th, 6th and 7th generations of descendants still living, loving and farming this land. Adam and Grainne Greenhill, with foresight for the next generations, were the first to plant vines on the property in 2009, recognising the potential and suitability for grape growing and terrior-driven wines. Nestled on a stunning landscape between five private forest reserves and four wild rivers, the well-nurtured vines now produce chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, and are joined by 50 hectares of walnuts. Adam and Grainne believe the cool-climate advantages of Tasmania are a strength for the region moving forward. Their vineyard is planted a short 500 metres from the 42-degree southern parallel – the optimal latitude for climatic balance for cool wine production, with warm days and cool nights. This enables the fruit to ripen on the vine and achieve their full flavours with tight acidity.