Rather than removing the naturally occurring colour from the Time Adams Pinot Gris, as a true expression of varietal character they choose to retain it in this wine. The resultant slight rose-gold hue matches the equally rich and robust fruit characters on the palate, expressing what has been a drier than average vintage, leading to fruit-rich wines.
There certainly is no mistaking the variety in the bottle; this vintage is yet another classic example of our chosen style!
Tim Adams Pinot Gris frequents that rare place where textural structure, zesty zing and fleshy lusciousness co-exist, creating a wine of immense food-pairing versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal. It’s fresh and crunchy, beautifully textured and defined by excellent fruit expression of nashi pear, grapefruit, lemon blossom and fleshy white nectarine, finishing with a tweak of juicy sweetness. Sushi and sashimi, here we come!
“Does this wine have a gentle/subtle pink hue? Hard to be definitive but I think it might. Hope so. Delightful drinking. Finishes dry and chalky but the fruit is so generous and up-front that it almost seems sweet. Apples and Turkish delight, dry spice and melon. Lipsmacking. Exuberant and perfumed. Quality wine and a crowd pleaser too. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
Owner and winemaker, Tim Adams, began his career in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975, steadily working his way through the ranks to become winemaker in 1981 following graduation. The first inclination to leave came in 1985, when Tim and his wife were approached by local cooper Bill Wray to form a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks.
The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company.
In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, and Tim and his wife Pam took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines.
In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988.