Three Miners (Otago) 2019 Pinot Gris
94 points 5 stars - Sam kim Wine orbit
"Gorgeously fruited and inviting, the delightfully expressed bouquet shows apricot, peach, poached pear and subtle spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that’s wonderfully weighted and mouthfilling. It’s concentrated, yet elegant and refined, with a lingering silky finish. At its best: now to 2023"
Three Miners Vineyard is situated in Earnscleugh Valley half way between Alexandra and Clyde. The soil type is shallow Molyneux sandy loam with some stony sand. The vineyard was established in 2000 by Jeff Price and Julie Mitchell when they planted 4 ha of Pinot Noir. In 2002, another 9 ha of Pinot Noir vines were planted and in 2003, Julie and Jeff planted 2 ha of Pinot Gris and 1 ha each of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The last plantings were in 2007 and 2009 which added another hectare of Pinot Gris.