2011 Pinot Gris

Description

Spicy floral aromas of jasmine and pear as well as hints of manuka honey are evident on the nose of this wine. The palate is just off dry and gives flavours of sweet Winter Cole pear and cardamom spice. Rich sweet pear flavours finish with refreshing spice and honey. A relatively low alcohol style, perfect for summer lunches or with pre dinner snacks.

Viticulture

Careful canopy management and crop level management has ensured that optimal flavours developed in this fruit prior to harvest.

Analyses at harvest, 28 March 2011;

Brix: 22.5
pH: 3.36
TA: 7.25g/L

Winemaking

Whole bunch pressed after being harvested in the cool morning temperatures. This wine was then fermented using careful temperature control and yeast selection to enhance texture and fruit expression. The aromatic yeast accentuates the expression of floral notes on the nose and spice on the palate.


Analyses at bottling:

pH: 3.54
TA: 5.925g/L
Alc: 12.2%
RS: 8g/L

Awards Info

4 Stars - Wine Orbit

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