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Each year we strive to deliver a Gris that explores the potential of this variety. Our cool climate instils each release with minerality and natural acid backbone, providing for a wine with true character.
Our 2021 Pinot Gris consists of two separate batches representing two distinct approaches. The first batch, representing 85% of the blend, was whole bunch pressed, settled in a tank for 24 hours before racking the cloudy juice to neutral French oak puncheons for indigenous fermentation. The remaining amount remained intact whole bunches that were left undisturbed for five weeks under carbonic conditions. After that time, we then pressed this parcel to a tank to conclude fermenting the last several grams of sugar. Once dry, this parcel was then again racked to neutral French oak puncheons. With a total of 6 months of maturation on lees, these parcels were blended and lightly filtered before bottling.
Pale straw with light copper hues.
Vibrant nose of fresh-cut Bosc pear, with fragrant notes of blood orange zest, spiced ginger, with a subtle blush of rose petals. Refreshing, delicious & exotic.
A creamily rich, yet mineral palate, composed of juicy pear and citrus notes that glide throughout a landscape of pear skin textures, adding a further dimension to the fresh fruited crunch.
How is this drinking now?
Perfect for the summer ahead but can easily see five years in the cellar.
|Harvest date||10th April 2021|
|Vine age||21 years|
|Trellis||Geneva double curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||See Winemaking above|