Keith Tulloch Per Diem 'Bloodhorse' Pinot Gris 2007
The aromas show the attractive, fresh varietal aromatics of white pear, apple, and an exotic background of wild-honey / honeysuckle / muskiness. The palate mirrors the distinct Pinot Gris aromatics of ripe pear and honey-dew melon follow onto the palate, with granny-smith apple, floral honey and mineral notes adding to the elegant flavors. This zippy, vibrant style has well-balanced lemony freshness onto the finish, with a refined and crisp acid backbone for length and structure.
Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley winemaker. The history of winemaking in the Hunter Valley goes back to 1825, making it Australia's oldest wine producing region. In 1997 Keith began his own company and produces wines focusing on the traditional Hunter Valley varieties: semillon and shiraz, and more recently viognier and cabernet sauvignon—sourcing grapes from only the best Hunter Valley vineyard sites. For Keith the greatest reward has been found—making his own wines with a unique stamp of personality, power and integrity—away from the mainstream, and with an individual style and flair. Australian Writer James Halliday says of Keith Tulloch Wines: "I cannot remember being more impressed with an initial release of wines than those under the Keith Tulloch label. The only problem is their small scale of production, like that of Geoffrey Grosset in his early days. There is the same almost obsessive attention to detail, the same ascetic intellectual approach, the same refusal to accept anthing but the best."