Monday 4 July 2016

Cape Jaffa 2015 En Soleil label Pinot Gris - Wrattonbully, South Australia

GREAT drop with crayfish and scallops from
one of our smaller winemaking areas.


David Ellis

ALTHOUGH grapes were first grown at Wrattonbully on South Australia's south-eastern Limestone Coast from the 1880s, it was for making jam and not for another century was thought given to the potential of the area for winemaking.

Between the Padthaway and Coonawarra wine regions and with similar characteristics to these famed areas, Wrattonbully is today one of our smaller wine regions after really kicking ahead with large-scale plantings in the 1990s.

Amongst current noteworthy makers is Cape Jaffa Winery, whose 2015 En Soleil label Pinot Gris is just now becoming available. A somewhat luscious drop with wonderful varietal lemon, apple and pear flavours, and coupled with nice aromatics, interestingly this was made from fruit off certified fully-biodynamic vineyards on which herbicides have been eliminated and biological fertilisers are being trialled.

It's an excellent partner at $27 with crayfish and scallops or with many rich, full-flavoured Asian dishes. If you have difficulty finding it, phone the winery on (08) 8768 5053 or go onto      

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