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Logan is a family owned and operated winery in the NSW Central Ranges area (that’s Orange and Mudgee) of which Peter Logan is the owner and head winemaker. Their grapes in Orange are amongst the coolest grown in the country, sitting at 1000 metres above sea level on an extinct volcano, Mt Canobolas. Cool to cold temperatures, long slow ripening, plenty of sunshine and ancient volcanic soil provide a particular terrior for pinot noir, pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay and other grapes, including elegant spicy shiraz. Being 400 metres lower than Orange, the neighbouring region of Mudgee has a climate characterised by warm days and cool to cold nights in the growing season, while the soils are ironstone and quartz laced gravelly loam, conditions great for growing shiraz and tempranillo with character and depth.
Clementine, is named after Peter Logan’s beautiful 8 year old daughter and is the home of the funkier offerings – whites and pinot gris fermented on skins and a juicy young red we serve chilled in the warmer months.
We love when the Clementine Pinot Gris comes back from the bottling line as it’s a great reminder that longer, warmer days are imminent. This wine is pure joy, it burns with the amber hues of a Mudgee sunset and epitomises la dolce vita. This vibrant wine stands up well to bolder dishes with flavours of the Ottoman Empire, e.g., Greek octopus, Moroccan chickpeas. Also great with a roast and caramelised root veg – try going for celeriac, fennel or Jerusalem artichoke.
The 2022 Clementine Pinot Gris – more complex and more character than the 21 but similarly smooth. 70% Orange / 30% Mudgee pinot gris fermented on skins by wild yeast. Stayed on skins for about 2 weeks. Pushing the boundary on extraction gives this wine a heavier start. Setting a portion (30%) to rest in old oak for 2 months and allowing malolactic fermentation helps to soften the mid palate and gives the type of silky mouthfeel not usually found in gris, but that invokes giddiness in the pinot noir drinker. You have been warned!