Konpira Maru - Pan Opticon (2021)

Konpira Maru - Pan Opticon (2021)

This Alsatian-inspired true field blend of hand-harvested Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer form the holy trinity of a lip smacking, acid crushing white wine. 

A true field blend, this Riesling dominated blend wase hand-picked and pressed at 65% with no skin maceration apart from the transport from vineyard to winery. Once pressed it was cold settled, racked and then left to warm and undergo a natural ferment. Bottled into the aluring retro blue riesling bottles without fining or filtration and just a small addition of sulfur.

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, we were searching for our own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, we set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

We set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

Our goal was simple – to produce wines we wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

Now we make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, we took on our own Whitlands vineyard,  sitting high above the King Valley. Here we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magic part of the world.

We hope you love ‘em as much as we do.

Alsatian-inspired...Aussie-made. All the expected citrus notes with a tropical edge, along with fresh green pear. Great mid-weight Gris like texture and super satisfyingly persistent acid line. Literally impossible to drink a bottle in more than 20 minutes(by yourself) excepting some sort of epic tantric mind control.

Sushi, Thai, Roasted Chicken

About the Winemaker

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, we were searching for our own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, we set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

We set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

Our goal was simple – to produce wines we wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

Now we make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, we took on our own Whitlands vineyard,  sitting high above the King Valley. Here we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magic part of the world.

We hope you love ‘em as much as we do.

Tasting Notes

Alsatian-inspired...Aussie-made. All the expected citrus notes with a tropical edge, along with fresh green pear. Great mid-weight Gris like texture and super satisfyingly persistent acid line. Literally impossible to drink a bottle in more than 20 minutes(by yourself) excepting some sort of epic tantric mind control.

Pairings 

Sushi, Thai, Roasted Chicken