PINOT GRIS Selection 2016

This highly aromatic European inspired Gris with layers of apricot, pear and spice typical of the variety together with a generous palate weight, texture and length. A dry wine with superb balance between the hint of fruit sweetness and fresh acidity.

$26 per bottle

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About the Vintage

The Season

A superb season. Warmer than average with moderate levels of rainfall. Excellent conditions during flowering and fruitset, ensured a good crop was formed. Warm settled weather through until harvest enabled good quality ripe fruit to be picked without any timing or disease issues.

The Winemaking

The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from our Georges Road vineyard in Waipara. Vineyard soils are predominantly loam and gravel based. The vines are trained to a 2 cane VSP trellis with row spacing at 2.0m and vine spacing at 1.5m. A portion of the vines are at 1.0m. Clones are a mix of 2/15, 2/16, Ovaille and Barrie on 3309 and 101-14 rootstock. The fruit was delivered on the day of harvest to the winery for processing. Shoot and crop thinning are employed to ensure optimum fruit quality at relatively low cropping levels of approx. 1.5kg/vine.

The Vineyard

The fruit was destemmed directly into the Press and gently pressed. The resulting juice was settled briefly overnight in tank before being racked to seasoned French oak barrels where it underwent a natural fermentation to near dryness. The wine remained on gross lees for 6 months, with stirring, to build additional texture before being racked, blended and filtered just prior to bottling.

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The Accolades

Winestate/M Cooper

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Raymond Chan
½ Michael Cooper
GOLD International Aromatic Wine Competition
DISH #3/160 PINOT GRIS tasting
90 Points Bob Campbell
Herald/Viva Top50 wines of 2015 – Jo Burzynska

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan
Michael Cooper
Cuisine Magazine

PINOT GRIS Selection 2016

$26 per bottle

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