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Ministry of Clouds Riesling 2020

- 9%
  • £23.50
  • £26.00

“McLaren Vale is our heartland”, and it’s where Bernice Ong and Julian Forwoodbought their 11 hectare vineyard atop the Onkaparinga Gorge. Between them they have thirty-five years of experience in wine & hospitality, and they have developed a knack for tracking down the very best parcels of fruit they can lay their hands on. Fruit is sourced from around the country: close to home in McLaren Vale or Clare Valley and as far afield as Tasmania. Bernice and Julian created Ministry of Clouds in 2013, and in such a short space of time their beautifully poised, elegant wines have won a legion of fans.

The base of this Riesling comes from the lean, rocky soils of two high altitude vineyards in the rugged hills of Penwortham and Sevenhill. The bunches and berries are tiny but intensely flavoured. They ripen late and provide a rapier-like acid line. To provide balance, the remaining half is sourced from a slightly more fertile north-facing site in Watervale planted in the 1960s on red loam over quartz providing more weight and flavour. This Riesling was wild fermented in stainless steel tanks. There was no malolactic fermentation to preserve purity of fruit and acid.

A delicate expression of Clare Valley Riesling, exhibiting lifted floral notes, kaffir lime, freshly squeezed lemon juice, grapefruit peel, bath salts and talc. Classic citrus notes are complimented by the mouth-watering chalky and mineral texture on the palate, finishing with a fine and taut freshness.

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Local Collection

You can order online and collect from the shop. Just select "local pickup" at checkout stage. If we don't have enough stock at the time, please contact us because we store most of our wine elsewhere and can usually get more within a few days.

Local Delivery

Local delivery is FREE for orders over £30 and is available within 10 miles of the shop (GU10 1HR). We typically deliver locally ourselves Wednesday through Friday, but if you have a specific delivery request please leave a note in the relevant box at checkout stage. We'll always do our best to accommodate it.

If you would like a guaranteed time such as the morning (when we wouldn't normally be out delivering), then you can place an order through our courier service (see below).

National UK Delivery

We can also deliver nationwide. We process orders Tuesday to Friday and if your order is received before 1pm we can usually get it to you next working day. Again if you have any specific delivery requests please let us know and we'll do our best to help.

 Delivery options Order value Delivery charge Timings
Standard (next day)*

£100+

Below £100

FREE

£12.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Standard pre-12.30

£100+

Below £100

£12.00

£24.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-12.30

Standard pre-10.30

£100+

Below £100

£16.00

£28.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-10.30

Isle of Wight**

£100

Below £100

£22.00

£9.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Scottish Highlands & Islands***

£100+

Below £100

£18.50

£31.00

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Northern Ireland

£100+

Below £100

£23.50

£36.00

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

 

*Next day is not available if ordered on Sunday or Monday, in which instance the order will be processed on Tuesday for delivery Wednesday

**Isle of Wight post codes PO30-PO41

***Scottish Highlands & Irelands includes the following post codes: AB37 & AB38, AB41 - AB56, FK19-FK21, HS, IV, KA27-KA28, KW, PA20-PA78, PH15-PH50, ZE 

 

Important Notes

  • We will contact you to confirm a suitable time for Local Delivery
  • For National Delivery you will receive a tracking code for our courier APC as part of your fulfilment confirmation e-mail
  • We cannot deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays
  • If possible, please let us know where your order can be left if you are going to be out
  • Use the appropriate notes box to leave any delivery instructions
  • For National Deliveries if unsuccessful APC will leave a card for you to rearrange your delivery

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Buying 6-11 bottles? Use code PIP6CASE at checkout for a 5% discount.

Buying 12+ bottles? Use code PIP12CASE at checkout for a 10% discount.

NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further.

Some frequently asked questions.

Yes! If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter (see below) you can benefit from our same in-store case discounts when buying online.

Buying 6-11 bottles? Use code PIP6CASE at checkout for a 5% discount.

Buying 12+ bottles? Use code PIP12CASE at checkout for a 10% discount.

NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further if that affects you.

Every wine we sell at Pip comes with our seal of approval and we guarantee that If a wine is corked, faulty, or it's absolutely not for you, we will replace it with a second attempt at the same wine or something else at the same value.

And if you would prefer a refund, please read our full refund policy here.

Of course, and we believe our wines make the perfect gifts. We have gift packaging and can include personalised gift notes. Please write a note in the relevant box during checkout.